The local economy is humming along at the moment, but there are some blotches in the picture. That was the overall opinion of several local experts at Wednesday’s Vail Valley Business Forum, a joint production of the Vail Symposium and the Vail Valley Partnership, the valleywide chamber of commerce. That forum provided a good look at the county’s economic picture. First, the good news: While the town of Vail’s sales tax collections recovered more quickly from the nationwide economic slump that began in 2008, the county’s sales tax revenues recovered more slowly. In fact, Eagle County Manager Brent McFall said 2015 was the first year that sales tax revenues matched 2008’s figures.
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