McDowell May Sales Up 2.3%
Marion Economic Development News
McDowell County COVID Business Recovery Survey
According to the NC Department of Revenue (NCDOR), retail sales figures in McDowell County for June, which represent May sales, totaled $38.5 million. This is a 2.3% increase over the same period last year. This is in contrast to retail sales across North Carolina, which decreased by 4.4% in June.
These figures are showing that McDowell County has weathered the COVID-19 storm better than other communities in our state. We attribute this to our community who continue to support our local businesses by shopping local!
McDowell County’s retail sales were also up for the combined months of April and May, which is excellent news for many of our businesses. We know, however, that while businesses weathered the early months of the pandemic others have been less fortunate and we still have work to do.
Our economic climate is still volatile, which is why we can’t take our foot off the throttle. Both the McDowell Chamber of Commerce and the Marion Business Association continue to advocate upon your behalf and to do so effectively we need to hear from you. We want to learn what our businesses need most as the economy shifts, and share information and solutions that will support you.
Please take a few minutes to complete this short survey and tell us how your business is working to overcome challenges in our current economic climate.
If your business or non-profit organization experienced interruption due to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, the new Job Retention Grant (JRG) Program may be able to offer assistance. See information below.
Survey Link: https://arcg.is/fbHzT