MERCER COUNTY, WV (WOAY) – Mercer County is seeing a fall in revenue from hotel and motel taxes.
County Commissioner Greg Puckett says the fall comes from a lack of recent travel due to coronavirus concerns.
This means less money for not only the commission to help fund community events but also less money for the Mercer County CVB. However, Puckett says things are looking up.
“We’re seeing travel go up,” says Puckett. “Unfortunately, we’re seeing cases go up because of travel. We just want to remind everybody, you can still travel, you can still do other things. be careful, be cautious and hopefully, we’ll be able to get back together, start celebrating and doing other things again.”
Even if fairs and festivals were possible amid a pandemic, Puckett says they would not be able to support those financially.