Taxable retail sales may have dropped more than 4 percent statewide last year, but they held steady in the Tri-Cities area, according to the state Department of Revenue.
Pasco’s taxable retail sales were up to 2.5 percent from 2007 to 2008, to more than $877.5 million.
In Kennewick, sales rose 0.7 percent to more than $1.4 billion.
Richland’s sales dropped 1.1 percent to nearly $803 million.
Taxable retail sales in Benton County increased 1.1 percent in 2008 to $2.6 billion, while Franklin County’s sales dropped 0.5 percent to just more than $1 billion.
Source: Tri-City Herald