Quarterly Business Review

Fourth Quarter 1997

____________________________________________________________________________
                                 TABLE 4-A
                      CITY TAXABLE RETAIL SALES COMPARING
                 4TH QUARTER, 1996 TO 4TH QUARTER, 1997 ($000)
_____________________________________________________________________________
                                                                    Percent
  City           4th Quarter, 1996          4th Quarter, 1997       Change
_____________________________________________________________________________
Aberdeen	    $    77,363	              $    79,805	     3.2%
Auburn		        260,668	                  273,896	     5.1 
Bellevue		875,506	                1,040,081	    18.8
Bellingham		304,688	                  338,091	    11.0
Bremerton		119,240	                  121,448	     1.9
Camas		         34,166	                   43,563	    27.5
Centralia		 59,358	                   53,704	    -9.5
Chehalis		 64,541	                   70,186	     8.7
Colville		 32,254	                   37,331	    15.7
Des Moines		 26,216	                   30,382	    15.9
Edmonds		         92,366	                  112,848	    22.2
Ellensburg		 58,699	                   62,875	     7.1
Everett		        467,158	                  518,409	    11.0
Federal Way		250,679	                  269,212	     7.4
Fife		         73,371	                   93,832	    27.9
Issaquah		151,164	                  164,191	     8.6
Kelso		         47,229	                   52,808	    11.8
Kennewick		233,433	                  251,100	     7.6
Kent		        504,461     	          542,564	     7.6
Kirkland		268,184	                  324,188	    20.9
Lacey		         99,843	                  101,663	     1.8
Longview		131,258	                  143,337	     9.2
Lynnwood		366,869	                  410,104	    11.8
Marysville		 76,422	                   85,350	    11.7
Mercer Island		 36,639	                   43,375	    18.4
Moses Lake		 83,648	                   94,265	    12.7
Mount Vernon		 85,125	                   94,719	    11.3
Mountlake Terrace	 27,770	                   29,782	     7.2
Oak Harbor		 48,772	                   53,755	    10.2
Olympia		        279,302	                  290,009	     3.8
Omak		         26,019	                   25,489	    -2.0
Pasco		        109,279	                  116,065	     6.2
Port Angeles		 59,779	                   65,904	    10.2
Port Townsend		 26,798	                   29,285	     9.3
Pullman		         57,317	                   54,947	    -4.1
Puyallup		255,497	                  276,930	     8.4
Redmond		        354,892	                  415,899	    17.2
Renton		        305,434	                  356,873	    16.8
Richland		 90,852       	           90,409	    -0.5
SeaTac		        131,998	                  144,678	     9.6
Seattle		      2,566,429	                2,891,911	    12.7
Shelton		         31,461	                   37,648	    19.7
Spokane		        750,031	                  780,163	     4.0
Sunnyside		 44,321	                   48,718	     9.9
Tacoma		        739,074	                  775,409	     4.9
Tukwila		        412,382	                  435,667	     5.6
Vancouver		350,852	                  457,247	    30.3
Walla Walla		 85,855	                   88,023	     2.5
Wenatchee		125,778	                  145,947	    16.0
Yakima		        294,620	                  323,110	     9.7
____________________________________________________________________________