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House of Representatives
Session of 2023 - 2024 Regular Session

MEMORANDUM

Posted: November 21, 2023 03:50 PM
From: Representative Johanny Cepeda-Freytiz and Rep. Mary Jo Daley
To: All House members
Subject: Tourism Improvement Districts
 
In the near future, we plan to introduce legislation formalizing the tourism improvement district (TID) process in Pennsylvania.
 
TIDs are aimed at boosting business in a specific geographic area by enhancing brand development, marketing initiatives, public relations, digital marketing expansion, and special event subsidies. These districts play a key role in increasing visitation to areas, spurring economic development, generating jobs, and reviving commerce.
 
This legislation would simply serve as enabling legislation for counties that want to enact a TID in their local communities. A formalized TID process in Pennsylvania would result in a stable source of funding through a locally approved assessment on lodging stays established between the enabling county and a coalition of property owners.
 
TIDs do not require any new General Fund dollars from state or local governments, and are a proven source of steady, dedicated funding for neighborhood promotion. Please join us in supporting businesses and economic development in our communities.



Introduced as HB1891