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Growth ticks up in Clark County

According to the report from the January meeting of the ABC, several convenience stores in Clark County received off-premises beer permits from the ABC last week. KARK reported that one Arkadelphia business already hired a new employee to service new customers, and KATV reported that one store sold 550 cases of beer the first day. That’s over $10,000 in single-day gross sales a local business didn’t have this time last week. Over the course of a year, our local 2% sales tax will generate in the neighborhood of $60,000 in revenue from that store alone. These sales represent real growth, since this money was traveling outside our county until last week.