While economists debate whether or not there will be a “double-dip” recession this fall, for Jackson County the first six months of 2010 appears to have seen some recovery.
Sales tax revenues to the Jackson County government were up for the first half of 2010 by 9.2 percent over 2009.
For the year, Jackson County has seen revenues of $2.6 million in sales tax. The county budgeted $5.2 million in sales tax income for all of 2010.
Those results indicate that retail sales rebounded during the first half of the year, but many economists believe the overall economy is slowing and that another recessionary dip will happen this fall.