McAlester News-Capital, McAlester, OK

State House

July 11, 2014

Enid sees retail sales go up for May/June

ENID, Okla. — Retail sales were up in several northwest Oklahoma communities in late May and early June, according to Oklahoma Tax Commission reports released this week.

Net taxable sales were up $1,917,774 in Enid, when compared to sales reported in July 2013. The increase amounted to a 2.6 percent increase in sales tax revenue for the city.

“I’m very pleased to see it. I think an uptick like that in the summer months is a very strong sign,” Enid City Manager Eric Benson said. “I’m still, and will remain, encouraged by the economy of Enid.”

Enid received $2,696,701 this month, for sales occurring in late May and estimated sales for the first half of June.

In Medford, the Grant County seat, there was a 10.6 percent increase in revenue and a $176,469 increase in net taxable sales.

Reports for Alva, located in Woods County, showed there was a 16.4 percent increase in revenue. Net taxable sales were up $1,734,159.

Woodward, in Woodward County, had an 8.3 percent increase in revenue and an increase of $2,396,427 in net taxable sales.

Reports for four county seats showed decreases in sales, when compared to reports from July 2013.

Cherokee, in Alfalfa County, had a 47.5 percent decrease in revenue, year over year. Net taxable sales were down $2,506,122.

A report for Fairview, in Major County, showed a 1 percent decrease in sales tax revenue and a decrease of $35,723 in net taxable sales.

In Watonga, located in Blaine County, there was a 6.8 percent decrease in revenue. Net taxable sales were down $196,043.

Reports for Kingfisher, located in Kingfisher County, showed there was a 5.8 percent decrease in sales tax revenue. Net taxable sales were down $508,795.

Text Only | Photo Reprints
State House
Seasonal Content
AP Video
Six Indicted in StubHub Hacking Scheme Former NTSB Official: FAA Ban 'prudent' EPA Gets Hip With Kardashian Tweet Bodies of MH17 Victims Arrive in the Netherlands Biden Decries Voting Restrictions in NAACP Talk Broncos Owner Steps Down Due to Alzheimer's US, UN Push Shuttle Diplomacy in Mideast Trump: DC Hotel Will Be Among World's Best Plane Crashes in Taiwan, Dozens Feared Dead Republicans Hold a Hearing on IRS Lost Emails Raw: Mourners Gather As MH17 Bodies Transported Robot Parking Valet Creates Stress-free Travel Raw: Fight Breaks Out in Ukraine Parliament Disabled Veterans Memorial Nearing Completion Last Mass Lynching in U.S. Remains Unsolved Home-sharing Programs Help Seniors Ex-NYC Mayor: US Should Allow Flights to Israel
NDN Video
LeBron James -- Dropped $2k On Cupcake Apology ... Proceeds To Benefit Charity Snoop Dogg Says He Smoked Weed at the White House Raw: Fight Breaks Out in Ukraine Parliament Chris Pratt Interrupts Interview To French Braid Intern's Hair Shirtless Super Mario Balotelli Dances While Ironing - @TheBuzzeronFOX Whoa! Watch "Housewives" Star Do the Unthinkable LeBron apologizes to neighbors with cupcakes Justin Bieber In Calvin Klein Underwear Shoot Samsung Pre-Trolls The IPhone 6 With New Ad Jimmy Kimmel Introduces His Baby Girl Swim Daily, Nina Agdal in the Cook Islands Guilty Dog Apologizes to Baby for Stealing Her Toy Prince George Turns 1 and is Already a Trendsetter Train Collides With Semi Truck Carrying Lighter Fluid Kanye West Tells-All on Wedding in "GQ" Interview Tony Dungy Weighs in on Michael Sam Scarlett Johansson Set To Marry In August New Star Wars Episode XII X-Wing Revealed Obama: Putin must push separatists to aid MH17 probe Michigan inmates no longer allowed to wear orange due to 'OITNB'

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.