REDFORD FILM A TAX BOON FOR FLORENCE
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.
Robert Redford talks to the crew on the set of “Our Souls at Night,” which was shot in Florence in September.