Quarterly Business Review

2nd Quarter, 1997

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TABLE 4-A: CITY TAXABLE RETAIL SALES COMPARING 2ND QUARTER, 1996 TO 2ND QUARTER, 1997 ($000)
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                                                          Percent
 City                2nd Quarter, 1996  2nd Quarter, 1997  Change
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   Aberdeen               $    67,297    $    71,351         6.0%
   Auburn                     230,317        243,853         5.9
   Bellevue                   777,104        865,611        11.4
   Bellingham                 276,053        291,198         5.5
   Bremerton                  117,448        128,943         9.8
   Camas                       35,364         36,936         4.4
   Centralia                   54,053         48,874        -9.6
   Chehalis                    60,521         62,656         3.5
   Colville                    28,117         31,465        11.9
   Des Moines                  25,267         28,505        12.8
   Edmonds                     78,414        100,580        28.3
   Ellensburg                  47,565         58,851        23.7
   Ephrata                     16,670         17,684         6.1
   Everett                    386,019        475,296        23.1
   Federal Way                211,794        229,667         8.4
   Fife                        68,149         81,669        19.8
   Issaquah                   131,954        150,261        13.9
   Kelso                       41,159         41,939         1.9
   Kennewick                  197,882        211,595         6.9
   Kent                       415,831        501,845        20.7
   Kirkland                   263,521        284,406         7.9
   Lacey                       92,130         89,242        -3.1
   Longview                   131,968        133,454         1.1
   Lynnwood                   317,060        331,503         4.6
   Marysville                  72,080         77,768         7.9
   Mercer Island               34,113         46,988        37.7
   Moses Lake                  82,525         84,144         2.0
   Mount Vernon                79,521         92,385        16.2
   Mountlake Terrace           28,241         28,293         0.2
   Oak Harbor                  44,205         47,723         8.0
   Olympia                    252,510        273,135         8.2
   Omak                        22,490         23,721         5.5
   Pasco                      123,930        127,808         3.1
   Port Angeles                61,635         59,281        -3.8
   Port Townsend               30,288         27,171       -10.3
   Pullman                     50,389         53,995         7.2
   Puyallup                   215,294        232,471         8.0
   Redmond                    341,080        383,388        12.4
   Renton                     296,958        336,232        13.2
   Richland                    85,515         84,654        -1.0
   SeaTac                     134,977        149,919        11.1
   Seattle                  2,383,591      2,640,897        10.8
   Shelton                     32,161         35,385        10.0
   Spokane                    672,525        692,239         2.9
   Sunnyside                   43,441         45,745         5.3
   Tacoma                     690,078        718,743         4.2
   Tukwila                    397,371        355,828       -10.5
   Vancouver                  314,235        381,437        21.4
   Walla Walla                 82,032         84,199         2.6
   Wenatchee                  119,510        134,355        12.4
   Yakima                     267,310        292,242         9.3
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