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Jonesboro sets records for building permits, sales tax collected

(Source: KAIT) (Source: KAIT)
JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) -

Jonesboro issued a record number of residential and commercial permits in 2016, an increase of about 23% from 2015.

According to a report by Talk Business & Politics, the city issued $186 million worth of permits last year. The 2015 permits totaled $151 million.

Sales tax receipts also set a record last year.

The city of Jonesboro collected $17.326 million in city sales tax in 2016, which is an increase of 4.43% from 2015.

The total was actually 3.27% more than the city budgeted for the year.

To read more about the growth in Jonesboro’s economy, click here. 

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