The Regional Tourism Act (RTA) establishes a program that gives local governments the opportunity to apply with the Economic Development Commission (EDC) for approval of a large scale Regional Tourism Project that is of an extraordinary and unique nature, is anticipated to result in a substantial increase in out-of-state tourism, and that generates a significant portion of the sales tax revenue by transactions with nonresidents of the zone. 

Local governments must provide reliable economic data demonstrating that, in the absence of State Sales Tax Increment Revenue, the project is not reasonably anticipated to be developed within the foreseeable future. 

The Regional Tourism Act Applicant Presentations and Public Hearing will be held on Oct. 5, 2015 from 8 a.m.-6 p.m. at the Denver Convention Center, 700 14th St, Denver, CO 80202, Four Seasons Ballroom, Section 4. View agenda here.

Applicants who will present are Denver's National Western Center (Application) and Go NoCO (Application).

This is a public meeting, and all who attend are invited to provide comments directly to the Economic Development Commission (EDC). To ensure that you have a reserved time to speak at the hearing, please email by Friday, September 25, 2015. Written comments will also be accepted via email and presented to the EDC.

For more information about the RTA, please check-out the following links: 

REVISED - RTA Timeline: Posted 06/11/15

2014/15 RTA Application and Guidelines: Posted 09/24/14

Announcement - 2014/2015 Regional Tourism Act (RTA) Pre-Application Requirements

Press Release - RTA Applicant Conferences

RTA Pre-Application Rules

RTA 2014 Timeline

RTA 2013 Revised Timeline

RTA Fact Sheet

HB 11-1006

SB 09-173

Third Party Analyst Evaluation: National Western Center RTA Application

Third Party Analyst Evaluation: Go NoCO RTA Application