When every tax dollar is closely watched, not everyone is happy with the package. The money comes from hotel tax revenues that must be used to promote tourism and grow visitors in Loudoun County.
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The Washington Post points out that the county is defending the deal, but not exactly drawing a direct link to tourism. It seems most of the benefit is felt from schmoozing commercial developers.
Supervisors Chairman Scott York told the Post, "Heads in beds in Loudoun County come from two sources — obviously tourism, but really, more than tourists, it is people that are coming here to do business in the county and around the area."