Breaking a downward pattern from the beginning of the fiscal year, Copperas Cove has seen a three-month increase in sales tax revenue this year. Totalling $317,188, the revenue collected in January is up about $3,000 from last year.
“It’s been steady,” local business owner Jackie Duncan said. “We’re still growing. We’ve only been in Copperas Cove for a year.”
Duncan, who owns OutPost Texas, a merchandise store in Copperas Cove, said that while January’s customer traffic was slow, that was normal.
The weather and Mother’s Day has increased traffic some lately, she said.
Numbers indicated November and December were also good months for Cove compared to last year. Sales tax revenue collected in November was around $5,000 more than last year, while December’s was $14,000.