We have anecdotally heard from our members that some have fared well, while others have fallen flat during the past year of “ultimate challenge”. The latest Economic Snapshot, brought to you through a partnership with the Redding Chamber of Commerce and Golden Valley Bank, indicates that the leading economic indicators are holding relatively steady. In fact, sales tax, building activity, and housing sales are up compared to the same quarter one year ago. TOT (tax paid primarily by hotel guests), and employment show slight setbacks in the grip of the pandemic.
previous survey in September 2020 with many leaders expecting a strong year.
12 months while fewer are expecting a decrease. One of the strongest shifts was shown in the outlook of the local conditions with 66% of leaders expecting better business conditions in Redding over the next year, up from 51% in September 2020.
“Mayor’s Memo” Makes an Impression
Many of you reached out to let us know how much you value having Redding’s Mayor, Erin Resner, give a periodic update through the “Mayor’s Memo“. We look forward to this being a monthly feature in this newsletter. As I alluded to last week, we are going to be working more closely with the mayor throughout the year, assisting her in accomplishing her business strengthening initiatives. We are co-hosting a “sector sharing” meeting next Wednesday with local businesses in the food & beverage industry. It is hard to find a part of the economy harder hit than this one. If you would like to join us to share and seek support, come to The Park (the food truck park), on behind the Lorenz Hotel on March 31st at 2:00 p.m.
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