State economic board hears tough economic news sprinkled with bright spots

By , Daily Memphian Updated: May 28, 2020 8:48 AM CT | Published: May 27, 2020 4:18 PM CT

Tennessee’s sales tax collections plummeted 6% in April, but while clothing retailers and restaurants took the biggest blow from the COVID-19 pandemic, grocery stores and building material businesses nearly made up for it.


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Sam Stockard

Sam Stockard

Sam Stockard is a Nashville-based reporter with more than 30 years of journalism experience as a writer, editor and columnist covering the state Legislature and Tennessee politics for The Daily Memphian.


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