Retail sales have increased by 13% over the last year.
The economic activity in Laramie County is improving. Measured using retail sales there has been a 13% increase compared to 2016. There has been a 19.3% increase from the second to the third quarter in 2017. Total tax collections improved by 18.4% over the last year and 21.7% from the second to the third quarter. This is positive for the greater Cheyenne area and also a positive trend for retail.
Currently with retail being at-risk because of online sales any improvement in the arena during a busy shopping season is worth celebrating. Shopping locally is critical to the local tax base and mindful purchases from small businesses and entrepreneurs will help strengthen the area’s economy.
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