Spending in Dell Rapids has remained strong in 2021. The Dell Rapids City Council received a sales tax revenue report during their regular meeting on Monday, October 4th. The report shows an increase in spending through the month of August compared to the same time frame in 2020.
“If you look at the month of July compared to last year, what a difference,” said Dell Rapids Mayor Tom Earley. “Thanks to everybody for shopping local.”
The month of July in 2021 had an 18.84% increase in sales tax revenue compared to July in 2020. Over the eight-month reporting period, revenue is up 6.1% for an increase of $58,320.30 from last year at this time. The city has collected just over $950,000 in sales tax through the month of August.