The bad news — local sales tax collections* in Hickman County for last month (August) were down 2% from August 2008 ($181,430.29 and $185,235.74, respectively.)
The silver lining in this gray cloud — compared to August 2007, last month’s collections were over 5.1% higher (August 2009, $181,430.29 – August 2007, $172,578.63). In December 2006, my first full month here, the local sales tax collections were $158,565.80. Thanks to a tenacious entrepreneurial base, Hickman County is holding its own during these challenging economic times.
*data from Tennessee Department of Revenue