East Ridge sees unexpected decline in sales tax revenue

Border region sales tax revenue is millions short of projections

Staff photo by Robin Rudd / Bass Pro Shops employees get ready at the checkout before the doors open at 5 a.m. on Black Friday in 2022. The store anchors East Ridge's border region tax district, which generated about $2.2 million less than projected in revenue for the city this year.
Staff photo by Robin Rudd / Bass Pro Shops employees get ready at the checkout before the doors open at 5 a.m. on Black Friday in 2022. The store anchors East Ridge's border region tax district, which generated about $2.2 million less than projected in revenue for the city this year.

A shortfall in projected sales tax revenue that was intended to go toward capital improvements is causing the city of East Ridge to delay the purchase of needed items.

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