TULSA, Oklahoma (KOKI) – Terry Baccus, who tours for the Greenwood Chamber of Commerce, says he did 2-3 tours a day prior to the centenary and June thirtieth. But at the height of all events, the demand in tourism has risen by 70 percent.

Baccus says it is important to continue the history and legacy of Greenwood. He believes tourism will continue to grow as Greenwood Rising opens next month.

Greenwood Chamber of Commerce president Freeman Culver says there is a Greenwood Tax Increase Funding (TIF) with the city of Tulsa and that those tax dollars will be used for the beautification of Greenwood. Culver says they haven’t received the money yet but expect to receive it in 2023.

Tulsa city spokesman Carson Colvin says the Greenwood TIF holds just over $ 2,300, but following new developments in the area like Greenwood Rising, the TIF is expected to bring in more than $ 58,000 a year .