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Tax Free Weekend Helps Local Economy

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ARDMORE, OK - - We told you about tax free weekend, last weekend.  Thursday, we met with Ardmore city officials to find out how it affected the local economy.     

Mita Bates, Vice President of the Ardmore Chamber of Commerce, says the final numbers won't be in until next month.     

But they have already heard from several business owners who say the weekend helped their sales significantly.     

Shops in the Ardmore Commons say they saw double the foot traffic, which Bates says is great for the local economy.

"The tax free weekend has been very successful, we checked with a few of our chamber members over how successful this most recent one was and what we heard was great news and it really encouraged us with recovery in our area," says Bates.

Businesses on Main Street and West Broadway also reported increased sales.