Thursday, November 18, 2010

New Sales Tax Numbers Show Improvement

Cookeville mayor Matt Swallows says that sales tax collection numbers, released Thursday, show an improvement over last year and says he's hopeful that the numbers will continue to reflect positive growth rather than shrinking as they were during the worst of the economic downturn.  He says the numbers are up 5.2 percent this past month, compared to the same month in 2009, and says "that's always a good thing to see."  Council member Alma Anderson added that local residents can do their part to make sure the sales tax numbers stay on the positive side by shopping locally, especially she says on Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving when many local retailers will be having special sales.