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Retail sales continue to increase

FARMVILLE — Total retail sales, including restaurant sales, continue to grow in Farmville.

According to a town press release, Farmville has seen an increase in revenue by more than 2.6 percent since the 2015-16 fiscal year “with a total of $1.35 million in revenue.”

Joy Stump

“Contractors, professional services, including doctors, attorneys, dentists and accountants, and hotels/motels have experienced a revenue increase. The total dollar volume of these sales has increased by 2.96 percent from 2015-16,” town officials said in the press release. 

“The chamber of commerce is excited that our local businesses have experienced an increase in sales,” Joy Stump, executive director of Farmville Area Chamber of Commerce, said in the release. “It’s a great time to own a business in Farmville. The chamber will continue to support businesses to foster growth both in the business community and the community at large.”

“The Town of Farmville is a vibrant place to do business and will continue to be as we add new restaurants and hotels this year and increase the retail spending opportunities for residents and visitors alike,” Town Manager Gerald Spates said in the release.