Despite predictions to the contrary, Laclede County sales tax revenue didn’t take the big hit as was expected during the height of the COVID-19 Pandemic. Sales tax revenue that was collected at the first of June came in at $226-thousand-685 for the General Fund and $226-thousand-642 for the CDT. Brian Thompson with Lebanon Regional Economic Development said there may be a few contributing factors to the slight increase…..

There may have been some cases of people shopping local instead of larger towns, where the chance of exposure to COVID-19 was greater. Thompson said both the City of Lebanon and Laclede County experienced an increase of a few thousand dollars in sales tax revenue.