2021 September taxable sales highest on record for the month

LAFAYETTE, La. — With more than $661.8 million in taxable sales in September, year-to-date taxable sales reached $5.64 billion in Lafayette Parish.

September 2021 sales were 9.9% higher than sales in September 2020.

Year-to-date sales were 21.6% higher than 2020 and 20.6% higher than 2019.

September 2021 sales are the highest on record for the month of September, according to a spokesperson for Lafayette Economic Development Authority (LEDA).

President and CEO of one Acadiana Chamber of Commerce, Troy Wayman, says the growth is far better than expected.

"Jobs are coming back. Those who want to go back to work are able to go back to work and so they're spending money that they've held back for the past couple years,” Wayman said.

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