Government Relations

Food and Beverage Tax

Terre Haute Convention Center

The community needed a large, multi-functional event space to capture and hold local events, while also attracting event opportunities beyond Vigo County and West Central Indiana. The notion of building a Terre Haute Convention Center was formed and soon deemed feasible. After funds were allocated by the Terre Haute City Council, the Vigo County Council, the Terre Haute Conventions & Visitors Bureau (CVB) and the Terre Haute Department of Redevelopment, it became evident that additional funds were necessary for bringing this project to life.

RJL Solutions’ team of advocates partnered with Vigo County to advocate for the Vigo County Food and Beverage Tax, a 1% fee on fast food and dine-in options throughout Vigo County. During the 2018 General Assembly Session, RJL Solutions worked with key allies in the legislature to educate policymakers on the benefits of implementing a food and beverage tax in the Terre Haute community and the economic impact a Terre Haute Convention Center would provide to the region and the state.

Legislation authorizing the tax was passed in a unique, summer session, and the Vigo County Food and Beverage Tax was enacted in January 2019. As a result, the Terre Haute Convention Center was opened in April 2022 and serves as a state-of-the-art multi-use event space for several large events in West Central Indiana.  

The legislation in its entirety can be found here

Food and Beverage Tax Campaign One-Sheeter

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