HANOVER, VA (WWBT) - There are signs the economy is finally starting to improve in Hanover County. People are spending more money and that's translating into more sales tax revenue for the county.
Hanover County has over a million dollar surplus largely thanks to an extra $750,000 in sales tax and personal property tax revenues. Many in Hanover hope this is one sign that the recession is finally in the rearview mirror.
Shopper Colleen Kenyon says she's noticed stores are a little busier and says it's nice to hear some positive economic news for a change.
"I'm glad that the county has a surplus," she said. "I know the schools were really tight on money and they had to lay off a bunch of people. It's nice to know there's more money."