The City of Pascagoula continues to see indicators of economic growth. Last week, it received a sales tax check of $504,038 for the month of February.
"This is excellent news for the city," said City Clerk, Bobby Parker. "This is our best month in sales since February 2009."
February's sales tax revenue yielded an 8.67% increase over sales in January 2014. Pascagoula has collected $2,311,583 in sales tax revenue since the beginning of this fiscal year, which runs from October 1 - September 30. The 2014 year-to-date collection is the highest the city has had since 2010.
This news comes mere weeks after the U.S. Mayors' Council recognized Pascagoula as the nation's third-fastest growing economy.
"News of continued growth is both encouraging and exciting," said Mayor Jim Blevins. "It is thanks to the combined efforts of our industrial companies, our large retailers, and our small business owners that Pascagoula has achieved these numbers. We also encourage all those who live, work, and play in Pascagoula to continue to shop local, so that these growth trends will continue!"