Sales Tax Revenues Continue to Slide in Midland and Odessa

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

MIDLAND/ODESSA - The sales tax revenue slide continues in Midland and Odessa as fewer people open their wallets at area stores.

Sales tax revenues for January are down 19 percent from this time last year in Odessa, that's almost $300,000.

The City and Economic Development Corporation took in about 1.5 million dollars.

Midland is also taking in less money. January sales tax revenues totaled 1.6 million dollars.

That is nearly an 18 percent drop from last year.

Sales tax revenue is generated by sales two months earlier. January's numbers reflect shopping trends back in November.