If you go out to eat or grab drinks in Monroe County, you’ll have to pay a 1 percent food and beverage tax starting Thursday.
As some Indiana counties move forward to expand or build convention space, another county is almost ready to announce its plans.
Several counties across the state want to build new convention centers. But how the projects are funded can be controversial.
The tax goes into effect Feb. 1 and will fund a $35 million convention center expansion.
A board voted last week to dissolve its partnership with the university on the project.
The Business Outlook 2018 panel discussed economic forecasts for Indiana, the nation and the world.
Bloomington City Council approved a 1 percent food and beverage tax to fund a convention center expansion. The county still has to approve it.
The Convention Center Advisory Commission received two proposals after issuing a request for qualifications to find private developers for the project.
Officials still need $12 million to fully fund the $75 million project.
About 64,000 visitors are expected in Indianapolis this week for the National FFA Organization convention.