TABLE 4-A
               CITY TAXABLE RETAIL SALES COMPARING
          4TH QUARTER, 1995 TO 4TH QUARTER, 1996 ($000)
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                                                          Percent
     City            4th Quarter, 1995  4th Quarter, 1996  Change
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     Aberdeen                 $74,402        $77,363       4.0%
     Auburn                   238,776        260,668       9.2
     Bellevue                 831,106        875,506       5.3
     Bellingham               294,157        304,688       3.6
     Bremerton                119,708        119,240      -0.4
     Camas                     34,792         34,166      -1.8
     Centralia                 56,008         59,358       6.0
     Chehalis                  63,183         64,541       2.1
     Colville                  32,136         32,254       0.4
     Des Moines                23,125         26,216      13.4
     Edmonds                   77,886         92,366      18.6
     Ellensburg                45,536         58,699      28.9
     Ephrata                   16,366         18,501      13.0
     Everett                  397,598        467,158      17.5
     Federal Way              244,519        250,679       2.5
     Fife                      65,420         73,371      12.2
     Issaquah                 135,825        151,164      11.3
     Kelso                     51,032         47,229      -7.5
     Kennewick                221,285        233,433       5.5
     Kent                     395,196        504,461      27.6
     Kirkland                 266,283        268,184       0.7
     Lacey                     98,397         99,843       1.5
     Longview                 127,362        131,258       3.1
     Lynnwood                 374,097        366,869      -1.9
     Marysville                78,546         76,422      -2.7
     Mercer Island             39,646         36,639      -7.6
     Moses Lake                83,198         83,648       0.5
     Mount Vernon              77,074         85,125      10.4
     Mountlake Terrace         27,905         27,770      -0.5
     Oak Harbor                44,869         48,772       8.7
     Olympia                  266,561        279,302       4.8
     Omak                      24,703         26,019       5.3
     Pasco                    104,975        109,279       4.1
     Port Angeles              70,531         59,779     -15.2
     Port Townsend             23,839         26,798      12.4
     Pullman                   49,000         57,317      17.0
     Puyallup                 221,400        255,497      15.4
     Redmond                  351,272        354,892       1.0
     Renton                   292,459        305,434       4.4
     Richland                  86,848         90,852       4.6
     SeaTac                   114,433        131,998      15.3
     Seattle                2,398,633      2,566,429       7.0
     Shelton                   32,676         31,461      -3.7
     Spokane                  729,472        750,031       2.8
     Sunnyside                 42,584         44,321       4.1
     Tacoma                   744,116        739,074      -0.7
     Tukwila                  445,118        412,382      -7.4
     Vancouver                316,410        350,852      10.9
     Walla Walla               84,040         85,855       2.2
     Wenatchee                121,439        125,778       3.6
     Yakima                   276,923        294,620       6.4
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