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Yes, Falling Gasoline Prices Can Easily Sway Overall Retail Activity

The string of weak retail sales reports in the first four months of 2015 are not an indication of slowing overall economic activity. Instead, recent weakness in the retail data merely reflects the steep fall in sales at gasoline stations since November 2014. In our pic-of-the-week, retail sales minus gasoline station sales continues to show a very steady uptrend, even in the most recent data.

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Tax Exempt Tribal Retail Sales

Tax Exempt Tribal Retail Sales (2007)

Tax Exempt Tribal Retail Sales: An Economic Assessment of the Impact on Shawnee, Oklahoma

An economic assessment of Tribal Retail activity in the Shawnee Oklahoma region. The full report is available online.

Oklahoma’s Indian tribes are becoming an increasingly important component of state and local economic development and are expanding into most industry sectors, including the traditional retail trade sectors.

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