MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - March was a busy month for tourism in our area. Visitors were in the River Region from all over the country to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Selma to Montgomery March. Selma saw a tax revenue increase of $16,000 compared to last year. But it cost close to $200,000 to put on the event.
Montgomery on the other hand saw about a $40,000 tax revenue increase compared to last year. The mayor says the total receipts for that time period were around $600,000.
"This just adds to what we've been doing for the first seven months," said Montgomery mayor Todd Strange. "We're on track to do about $6 to $6.5 million dollars in additional revenue between our sales tax, lodging tax, and gasoline taxes."
As for the city of Prattville, it says its lodging taxes were up in March but sales tax revenue was down about 1%.