Yet, as IBJ correspondent Jonathan Hiskes reported in this weekendâ??s edition, prosperity is coming harder and harder for merchants. One indicator, hotel sales, has stalled at $10 million to $12 million a year.
Whatâ??s wrong? Shopkeepers, tourism officials and others disagree about how to keep the tourists coming and attract new ones. And they worry about competition from French Lick, which has a new casino and restored hotels.
How likely are you to visit Brown County? What needs to happen to make the cash registers ring with authority again?