Economic development pacts draw Council’s focus

Local News

February 8, 2019 - 1:01 PM

The cost of Iola’s economic development efforts will be explored at Monday’s Iola City Council meeting.

Council members will speak with Shilo Eggers, president of the Iola Area Chamber of Commerce, and Bill Maness, interim director of Thrive Allen County, both of which receive city funding.

The city for years has financially supported the Chamber with proceeds from its transient guest tax, paid by local motel patrons. Between 2000 and 2018, the city’s annual contribution has averaged $25,000, City Administrator Sid Fleming noted.

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