LAMPASAS - City officials reported a substantial upswing in sales tax proceeds from their November 2013 report.
Last month, the city received $125,706 in sales tax compared to $106,993 recorded for November 2012.
The monthly total represents a 17.5 percent increase above last year and the eighth highest month during the last ten years.
Despite slow sales for Key Ave. businesses during the construction project that ended in October 2012, the end result is beginning to benefit retailers through a rebound effect.
The increase in new business openings and the completion of multiphase improvement projects are revitalizing the business atmosphere, according to City Manager Finley deGraffenried.
Although it is difficult to pinpoint a specific factor resulting in the increase, it is a trend Lampasas hopes will continue.
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