Wake County Room Occupancy and Prepared Food & Beverage Taxes

In 1991 Wake County was authorized to levy a countywide 6% Room Occupancy and a countywide 1% Prepared Food and Beverage tax. The revenue supports arts, culture, sports and convention facilities in Wake County. These funds are governed through interlocal agreements between the Wake County Board of Commissioners and the Raleigh City Council.

Operating Principles & Practices

Financial Models

Stakeholder Reviews

2016/2017 Stakeholder Review

​Phase I

March 20, 2016, Meeting

3. Attachment - County Major Facilities Model

4. Attachment - Convention Center Financial Model

5. Attachment - Summary of Interlocal Agreements

Agenda for 3-30-2016

Attendance Sign-up Sheet

April 14, 2016, Meeting

4-14-16_RCC CIP Presentation-final

Agenda for 4-14-2016

Major Facilities Educational Presentation to Stakeholders 4-14-16

PNC Arena-ILA Stakeholders Mtg-Apr 14, 2016

April 28, 2016, Meeting

Agenda for 4-28-2016 stakeholders

Combined Presentation

May 12, 2016, Meeting

Major Facilities Model Strawman Proposal

MASTER Major Facilities Model - baseline ddf

Model Summaries for Strawman

Strawman presentation 5-12-16

May 26, 2016, Meeting

5.25.16 Strawman for Phase 1 May 26

Combined Packet for Major Facilities Stakeholders Meeting 5-26-2016

Responses to Strawman

Emails from John House with the Centennial Authority

Letter from Cary re - maintenance request

Letter from GRCVB Chair re Strawman

Letter from Jim Beley re Strawman

WCHA Response to Strawman Revisions May 20 2016 Phase 1

June 13, 2016, Work Session

Work Session Presentation

Phase II

Feb. 23, 2017, Staff team

2017 Facilities Work Team March 9 Agenda

Major Facilities Principles Wordsmithing Worksheet

March 9, 2017, Stakeholders Meeting

1. Stakeholders Meeting 3-9-2017 Agenda

2. Maj Fac Information Session - 3-5-17

2. Maj Fac Information Session - 4-28-17

3. Draft Wake County Principles

4. Financial Model - Major Facilities

5. Financial Model - Convention Center Complex

6. Enabling Act 2 - Chapter 458, Section 5 of 1995 NC Session Laws

7. Summary of Enabling Legislation

8. Summary of Interlocal Agreements

9. Major Facilities Principles Ranking Worksheet

Attendance Sign-up Sheet 3-9

Major Facilities Principles Wordsmithing Worksheet

March 9 2017 Meeting Material Combined Packet

Principles Ranking Results

March 27, 2017

1. Stakeholders Meeting 3-27-2017 Agenda

Operating Practices draft ddf 3-24-17

Operating Practices draft ddf

Principles Ranking Results

Principles Ranking Results

Wake County Room Occupancy and Prepared Food and Beverage Operating Principles

April 28, 2017

1. Stakeholders Meeting 4-28-2017 Agenda

Operating Practices Summary v1.3

Stakeholders Presentation - 4-28-17

Wake County Room Occupancy and Prepared Food and Beverage Operating Principles

2018/2019 Stakeholder Review

August 12, 2019, Board of Commissioners Meeting:

June 19, 2019, Stakeholder Meeting Material:

March 14, 2019, Presentation to Stakeholders:

  • Part I (26 MB)
  • Part II (16 MB)

February 28, 2019, Presentation to Stakeholders:

  • Part I (117 MB)
  • Part II (7 MB)

February 14, 2019, Presentation to Stakeholders (14 MB)

January 23, 2019, Presentation to Stakeholders

October 2018 Presentation to Stakeholders

Competitive Processes

Multipurpose Indoor Sports Complex RFP 2019-2020

FY23 Small Projects Competitive Process

Wake County is conducting a competitive process to award hospitality tax funds to small capital projects. Find out more about the Request for Proposals (RFP) process and stay up to date on the process by visiting the Wake County Finance Current Business Opportunities page and scrolling under Request for Proposals to RFP #23-003 Hospitality Tax Small Capital Project Funding.