KGMI News Reporting
By Tracy Ellis
BELLINGHAM, Wash. – Statewide retail sales had a nice increase in the first quarter, but Whatcom County didn’t follow suit.
County retail sales are down compared to the same time a year earlier, but by just a fraction.
Statewide retail sales are up close to 5 percent.
The City of Bellingham also saw a slight decrease in retail sales.
Sales were down a little more than one percent.