Pueblo County Commissioner Loretta Kennedy said the community looks forward to the fair because of the revenue it generates.
"Fair-goers, especially those from the Lower Arkansas Valley, and other northern communities and counties, invest in Pueblo by purchasing goods and services.Also, we have more vendors than last year, which is a huge economic push for the community," Kennedy
explained the Colorado State Fair is one of Pueblo's greatest tourist attractions and the community is building on its tourism trade.She
said it's for this reason that the state legislature recently instituted a possessory interest tax which could generate as much as $70,000 for the community.
"Because Pueblo is the economic hub of all southern Colorado, it behooves us to have a regional plan.Although small, this tax could generate about $70,000 in possessory interest alone.Because our budgets are so constricted, every dollar helps," Kennedy