Shelbyville City Council approves creation of new business district

SHELBYVILLE - Shelbyville City Council members have approved a plan that would create a new business district that will benefit from a one percent sales tax.

Shelbyville officials say the tax would generate an estimated $15,000 a month, which could be used for state and federal projects, or for improving infrastructure.  Officials also say the new business district includes a Walmart and County Market, among other businesses.

According to Shelbyville Mayor Jeff Johnson, the city would be able to take advantage of development opportunities due to the new business district's sales tax, as business district funds may be used without taking money budgeted for other uses.

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