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CityOfMission_logo-TransparentMISSION — The latest sales tax figures released this month by the State Comptroller’s Office show Mission is number one in retails sales growth for year-to-date through August in Hidalgo County.

Mission has posted a 3.06 percent gain in sales tax revenues for 2010, compared to the same period last year.

Mission’s sales tax revenues thus far for 2010 total $10,852,337, while last year’s revenues for the same period were $10,529,596.

Mission, Pharr, Edinburg and Weslaco are similar in size. Their 2010 revenues to date are: Pharr, $8,641,502, at minus 0.36 percent; Edinburg, $11,869,184, at minus 2.86 percent; and Weslaco, $7,623,651, at plus 2.32 percent, compared to last year.

For the month of August, Mission ranked third of the larger cities in the county, posting 7.41 percent growth, compared to August 2009. First in Hidalgo County was Pharr with 13.08 percent, and Edinburg was second with 7.75 percent.

McAllen, receiving by far the largest check from the Comptroller’s Office –$4,009,472 for the month and $45,279,839 year-to-date – ranked fifth in the county by growth, posting a gain of 0.92 percent for the month, and a slight decline of 0.13 percent for year-to-date.

Peñitas is well in the lead for the area’s smaller cities, posting a 30.31 percent gain for year-to-date. Next are Sullivan City and Alton, with 5.59 percent and 2.9 percent growth for year-to-date, respectively.

La Joya’s sales for the year have slipped only slightly at minus 0.74 percent, while Palmhurst and Palmview have dropped by 3.46 percent and 5.03 percent, respectively.

Hidalgo County as a whole is up 3.62 percent for the month, and down 0.23 percent for year-to-date through August.

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