Even though Taxable Sales for this winter season were significantly above last winter season, the March revenues came in quite a bit lower – specifically in retail and wholesale. This depressed our 12 month rolling revenues (April 2012 through March 2013) to a (still positive) 2% increase over the previous year. Since some of the businesses may have reported late in March, we may still see a correction with the April reporting.
12 month sector-sales
Lodging sales as reported to the Department of Tourism
Figure 4: Lodging sales in Valley County – 2011 versus 2012 *source data: Department of Commerce