TABLE 4-A
               CITY TAXABLE RETAIL SALES COMPARING
          1ST QUARTER, 1996 TO 1ST QUARTER, 1997 ($000)
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                                                         Percent
   City            1st Quarter, 1996  1st Quarter, 1997  Change
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   Aberdeen               $    63,696    $    64,625       1.5%
   Auburn                     225,127        225,467       0.2
   Bellevue                   719,094        796,718      10.8
   Bellingham                 246,651        262,424       6.4
   Bremerton                  110,668        120,375       8.8
   Camas                       33,459         26,987     -19.3
   Centralia                   49,601         48,070      -3.1
   Chehalis                    52,422         55,725       6.3
   Colville                    24,135         24,043      -0.4
   Des Moines                  23,332         24,850       6.5
   Edmonds                     73,634         90,389      22.8
   Ellensburg                  39,239         47,219      20.3
   Ephrata                     13,502         14,334       6.2
   Everett                    370,560        462,280      24.8
   Federal Way                214,046        210,228      -1.8
   Fife                        62,451         71,512      14.5
   Issaquah                   114,900        134,948      17.4
   Kelso                       38,864         38,160      -1.8
   Kennewick                  175,422        179,420       2.3
   Kent                       376,761        493,340      30.9
   Kirkland                   238,999        258,027       8.0
   Lacey                       82,428         82,488       0.1
   Longview                   124,706        120,801      -3.1
   Lynnwood                   297,001        305,403       2.8
   Marysville                  68,559         65,674      -4.2
   Mercer Island               33,763         36,142       7.0
   Moses Lake                  69,016         68,635      -0.6
   Mount Vernon                70,340         79,595      13.2
   Mountlake Terrace           28,440         26,421      -7.1
   Oak Harbor                  41,286         42,937       4.0
   Olympia                    230,664        242,044       4.9
   Omak                        18,734         18,712      -0.1
   Pasco                      107,267        105,453      -1.7
   Port Angeles                61,427         53,556     -12.8
   Port Townsend               22,087         23,865       8.0
   Pullman                     45,215         51,639      14.2
   Puyallup                   193,685        228,061      17.7
   Redmond                    323,668        347,037       7.2
   Renton                     289,185        310,909       7.5
   Richland                    72,041         74,658       3.6
   SeaTac                     123,789        127,003       2.6
   Seattle                  2,195,902      2,374,825       8.1
   Shelton                     28,386         33,121      16.7
   Spokane                    598,949        613,527       2.4
   Sunnyside                   38,680         39,870       3.1
   Tacoma                     641,264        642,745       0.2
   Tukwila                    375,232        343,836      -8.4
   Vancouver                  303,265        332,295       9.6
   Walla Walla                 73,916         72,864      -1.4
   Wenatchee                  100,346        104,972       4.6
   Yakima                     240,103        250,828       4.5
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