In another sign that the local economy is still struggling, sales tax revenue to Jackson County fell in the first quarter by 4.5 percent.
In the first quarter of 2010, the county received $1.3 million in sales taxes. But that fell off this year to $1.24 million.
Sales tax revenues are one measure of local economic activity and reflect consumer spending. Jackson County reached a high of $6.3 million in 2007, but that fell to $5 million in 2009. Sales rebounded some in 2010 to $5.2 million.