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Sales tax in newly created TIF districts could be raised by two percent

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District C Minden City Councilman Vincen Bradford looks at the five different Tax Increment Financing districts recently established in Minden. The council met for a workshop Wednesday to establish what taxes would be levied and the percentage the districts would collect. Michelle Bates/Press-Herald

The process of establishing the Tax Increment Financing districts continues to move forward as the city council met in a workshop to talk about what taxes would be implemented and the scope of those taxes.

Minden Economic Development Director James Graham says they will be asking the council for a two percent increase on sales tax and hotel occupancy taxes.

“It fits within our overall development of economic strategy,” he said. “It fits in regards to attracting investment. It fits in our effort to encourage business expansion. These levies should help us address all of these factors in terms of the

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