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Slowdown in NWA?


The picture varies from city to city on sales tax collections, a measure of the economy, in NW Arkansas  -- down in Fayetteville and Springdale; up in Rogers and Bentonville -- but the best indicator of the times it seems to me is the countywide sales tax, which is unaffected by a Sam's Club moving from one city to another, unless it jumps the county line. According to this story, collections in both Washington and Benton counties were down year to year in December.

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