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1. “Port commission to meet in Yelm”
“The Port of Olympia commissioners will travel to Yelm for their next meeting on Monday, July 11.
The meeting is being held at the Yelm Public Safety Building, 206 McKenzie Ave. SE, Yelm,” quoting KOMO-TV 4 News in Seattle.
Read more from the Port of Olympia Agenda.

2. Thurston County home sales flat in May compared to 2010
Read more from Rolf Boone in The Olympian & Tacoma News Tribune.

3. “Thurston Countys taxable sales flat”
“1st quarter: Thurstons lag in growth comes after positive 3rd-, 4th-quarter increases in 10”

Yelm: Rose 6.05 percent to $36.4 million from $34.3 million…

Although overall taxable retail sales in the county were lower in the first quarter from earlier quarters, a second category of retail sales, which the state Department of Revenue calls retail trade, showed a bit more growth. Retail trade is considered a better measurement of consumer purchases. Thurston County retail trade grew 2.76 percent to $437.5 million from $425.8 million.

Heres how the cities did:

Olympia: Rose 4.29 percent to $199 million from $190.8 million.

Lacey: Rose 0.21 percent to $128.2 million from $127.9 million.

Tumwater: Fell 2.38 percent to $43.6 million from $44.7 million.

Yelm: Rose 3.41 percent to $21.1 million from $20.4 million.

Read more from Rolf Boone in The Olympian.

Posted by Steve on July 9, 2011 at 5:42 am | Permalink

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