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Pueblo saw an increase in sales tax revenue in 2020

Downtown Pueblo.
Posted at 5:50 PM, Feb 10, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-10 19:50:15-05

PUEBLO — Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, the City of Pueblo saw an almost $2 million increase in sales tax revenue compared to 2019.

Contractors helped with that increase. One Construction company said they had plenty of work to do in 2020 with more homes being built and projects from the D60 bond measure.

"When we get reminded that this is really contributing to the welfare of everyone in town in some way or another, everyone doesn't become a millionaire by this but it does contribute to the everyday processes that we go through," Carla Barela, Cortez Construction Company CEO said.

December and June were the two biggest months for the City of Pueblo for collecting sales tax. More than $6 million was collected during each of those months.