New Market Ups Tax To Develop Tourism

Additional Revenue Will Fund Marketing Director

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Posted: December 23, 2013

New Market plans on drawing tourists to its downtown area. Many shops along U.S. 11 remain closed during the weekend, a time when tourists are likely to visit the town or the nearby Civil War museum. (Photos by Jason Lenhart)
This New Market barber shop sits closed on a Saturday afternoon. The town hopes that new efforts towards marketing the town to tourists will bring more activity to the downtown.
HARRISONBURG — The New Market Town Council approved a tax increase last week to help pay for an “events and marketing” director — a part-time position that town officials hope will attract more...

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