The Dunwoody Perimeter Chamber’s Board of Directors are pleased that the City of Dunwoody and the Convention and Visitors Bureau of Dunwoody (CVBD) are including us in the discussions concerning a prospective increase the City’s hotel/motel tax rate. Over the past few weeks hotel and business leaders have discussed this initiative and have begun to engage in conversations around how these dollars will not only benefit the visitors who would pay the tax but also the persons who live, work and play in the community.
The Chamber is dedicated to the success of businesses in the Dunwoody area by promoting economic development, education, leadership and advocacy and we strive to be a visionary leader and partner in broadening Dunwoody’s regard as a vibrant place for business, work and play.
We believe that for us to be successful in our mission and vision, we must be active in the conversation. We support the City’s visionary parks and trail masterplan for the community and more specifically Perimeter Center as we know that most persons employed in the City work within this area. Businesses greatly enjoy the walkability of the district and would benefit from parks and other recreational aspects which could be constructed by additional funding received from the proposed increase. Not only would those employees who work within the district benefit from these amenities, so would those who stay in our hotels as they travel for work.
We believe that parks and trails help to make our community a wonderful place not only for those who already live, work or play here – but these items also make us more attractive for future economic development opportunities.
The Chamber publicly supported the proposed Perimeter Park on October 27, 2016 and we support the City’s initiative to raise hotel/motel tax rates to complete not only this project but also others which will make the region an even better place to do business.
Resolved this 28th day of February, 2017.