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Retail spending is up

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Retail spending is up

KGMI News Reporting
By Tracy Ellis

BELLINGHAM, Wash. – People bought more things in Bellingham last summer compared to the same time the previous year.

Third quarter retail sales were up more than 4 percent in Bellingham and 6 percent in Whatcom County.

The state saw a nearly 8 percent increase in the three months ending September 30.

Statewide, e-commerce, construction, cars and manufacturing led the growth.