Cook County sees increased revenue from sales and lodging tax

Cook County’s 1 percent recreation and infrastructure sales tax has now been collected for two years.  Revenues from July 2011 to June 2012 were $1,172,630.17, a 5.8 percent increase over the year before.
As of June 30, Cook County’s year-to-date lodging tax revenue saw an increase of 3.8 percent over the year-to-date revenue at the end of last June.
Lutsen-Tofte Tourism Association revenue was up 1.4 percent, Gunflint Trail Tourism Association revenue was up 6.2 percent, and Grand Marais Area Tourism Association revenue was up 11.8 percent.
The Ely area saw an increase of 6.1 percent over the first six months of 2011.