"We're very appreciative of
The original version of the law, passed in 2011, was rejected by state agencies for various technical problems -- such as local governments receiving less sales tax revenue for their schools because that money would go to the attractions -- that would have made it nearly impossible to implement.
The revised law was changed to ensure that local governments get their full share of the taxes. It was signed by Gov.
The law requires that a project cost at least
The 10-year agreement was reached by the state's
The park's recent expansion, as well as its location near the state line, will help to attract more families and provide more employment opportunities and economic benefits for the state and region, the state's Deputy Commissioner of Community Affairs Brian Williamson said in a news release.
Dickinson said the amusement park has been working to meet the criteria of the tourism development act since it was passed in 2011, and the pursuit of the incentive has been supported by local government.
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