Bolivar Leadership January 23, 2007. 2005 Taxable Sales: Polk County. Judith I. Stallmann University of Missouri Extension Professor of Agricultural Economics, Rural Sociology and Truman School of Public Affairs. Retail Sales. Provide employment in the county Is not high wage, generally
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Are a function of:
(State per capita retail sales X
county % of state per capita income X county population)
_Actual retail sales_
Potential retail sales
Multiplying by 100 gives the percentage of the potential that is spent locally
Actual retail sales
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Annual Retail Trade 2004
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