Orange County tax district siphons millions for I-drive corridor; tourism industry could get more | Special Report

Sometime in the next few weeks, Orange County Mayor Jerry Demings and the county commission will likely decide whether to preserve an obscure tax district that is designed to force the county to spend more money in and around International Drive, the tourism corridor anchored by theme-park giants Universal and SeaWorld Orlando, big hoteliers and timeshare operators, and the county’s own Pentagon-sized convention center.