Alamance County has a strong retail community. Two major centers anchor the county along Interstates 40 and 85 which run concurrent East and West through the area. On the eastern border of the county, Tanger Outlet Centers; a collection of 75 brand name outlets in an outdoor plaza-like shopping center. The center opened in 2010 and continues to be a strong draw for regional shoppers. To the west, Alamance Crossing provides shoppers with an assortment of department and specialty stores, restaurants and entertainment options.
As you can see in the chart below, even in the current economy, retail sales in Alamance County saw a boost of 9.5% in the 2010-2011 fiscal year and is on track for a larger increase for 2012. For further details on retail sales, including month-by-month for the current year, see this summary of Retail Sales in Alamance County. Also, you can visit the North Carolina Department of Revenue for Monthly Sales & Use Tax Statistics.
Retail Sales in Alamance County, Printable Document