Back in 2013, there were 55 liquor permits issued to Benton county. And judge Bob Clinard tells us that out of the 55, only four of those permits are in unincorporated Benton county. That means the county will not receive sales tax on liquor sales except for those four stores. All of the other stores' "tax increase revenue" will go to the cities."We thought at one time, impact to the county would be $50-60,000 a year coming into the county but that hasn't turned out to be the case," says Benton County Judge Bob Clinard. Still, as more stores open up in Benton county-- other city leaders tell us more jobs and development will keep the area's growth up.
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