Community Tourism Enhancement Fund (CTEF)

The Essex County Community Tourism Enhancement Fund (CTEF)


The Community Tourism Enhancement Fund (CTEF) is financed through a dedicated 2% tourism occupancy tax. This fund is designed to achieve two primary goals: improving the quality of life for Essex County residents and enhancing the overall experience for visitors.


By leveraging this tax, the CTEF will allocate resources to a variety of community and tourism-related projects. These efforts aim to create a harmonious balance between enriching the daily lives of residents and providing a memorable experience for tourists, ensuring a thriving tourism industry that benefits everyone in the community.


Additionally, the Local Enhancement and Advancement Fund (LEAF) is a grant program specific to the Town of North Elba, established as a direct result of the CTEF.