WPCNR QUILL & EYESHADE. By John F. Bailey. August 20, 2013:
In the first seven months of 2013, the cities of Mount Vernon, New Rochelle and Yonkers are all generating more sales tax receipts growth than the City of White Plains based on figures from the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance.
White Plains sales tax receipts are off 2.3% from 2012.
However Mount Vernon is experiencing a 4% increase in sales tax receipts; New Rochelle, a 1% increase, and Yonkers, a robust 7% ahead of 2012 figures after seven months.
Westchester County as a whole is enjoying a 6% increase overall, despite the White Plains lagging behind and not participating in the gathering Westchester County recovery.
If Westchester County continues on its steady growth, it stands to set a record for sales tax receipts, while White Plains will drawn in less than 2012.