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Top 5 Reasons to Vote YES on the Better City Superior Exposition District Referendum

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Rendering of potential building projects that the Better City Superior Exposition District could fund, including a theater, a convention center and an indoor recreation center.

Send a message to Madison that we want the tools to help Superior grow and prosper! This November, Superior voters – you, your friends and your family – will be asked to approve a referendum for an exposition district in Superior. The referendum is being proposed by local economic development group Better City Superior to revive the City of Superior.

What is an exposition district?

An exposition district is an area allowed to collect its own taxes on tourism-related spending. This includes food and beverage, lodging, and rental cars. The money is used to fund development projects that increase visitors and spending in the city, like stadiums, convention centers and movie theaters.

Why you should vote YES

A vote for the Better City Superior Exposition District is a vote for jobs, for economic growth and for the city’s future. There are endless reasons why you should vote YES, but we’d like to share with you the top five.

Why you should vote YES on the Better City Superior Exposition District referendum

An exposition district would:

  1. Create new jobs and reduce unemployment.
  2. Increase recreation and entertainment options – venues like a theater, a convention center, and an indoor recreation center. Exposition districts have proved effective in other communities, including Milwaukee, which has successfully used an exposition district since 1994 to support and build the city’s tourism industry (including opening around 1,500 new downtown hotel rooms), create and sustain jobs, boost the regional economy, and stimulate community pride.
  3. Keep tourist dollars in our own community.
  4. Ensure that tourist dollars help build the community through tourism-related business (a half-percent sales tax on prepared food and beverage and rental cars, and a higher tax on lodging). For locals who don't spend money on lodging or rental cars, we're talking a nickel for every $10 you spend at a restaurant. The majority of the costs would be borne by tourists.  
  5. Boost Superior’s economy by keeping young people in the area and attracting visitors and new businesses.

You can take control of your city’s future – vote YES for the Better City Superior Exposition District on November 8. Find out where you vote.

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