RED­FORD FILM A TAX BOON FOR FLORENCE

The Denver Post - - BUSINESS -

Florence broke its sales tax rev­enue records thanks to the film­ing of a movie star­ring Robert Red­ford and Jane Fonda.

The Pue­blo Chief­tain re­ports that film crews trans­formed Florence into the fictitious town of Holt for the Netflix movie “Our Souls at Night.” The movie is an adap­ta­tion of a novel by Kent Haruf.

The Septem­ber and Oc­to­ber film­ing helped Florence rake in sales tax rev­enue. City Ad­min­is­tra­tor Mike Pat­ter­son said the town logged $47,803 in sales tax in Oc­to­ber, 6 per­cent more than was taken in last Oc­to­ber.

Pat­ter­son says Oc­to­ber is usu­ally a bad month, but this year both Septem­ber and Oc­to­ber broke tax col­lec­tion records and put Florence on track for an 8 per­cent sales tax col­lec­tion in­crease over 2015.

The Gazette

Robert Red­ford talks to the crew on the set of “Our Souls at Night,” which was shot in Florence in Septem­ber.

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