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2009-06-02MARYVILLE, MO |  By: Wayman

NW MO Economy

The new data revolves around "pull" factors, or how much of a dollar each county can attract.

A figure of "one" is average, with numbers falling below one showing a weaker ability to pull money in.

The data shows Buchanan County- our most populated county- with a one-point-33.

Livingston- with the lowest county sales tax- beat that with a 1-point-37.

Nodaway's pull factor falls below one at point-72.

Grundy's is -point 45…. Linn county's pull is point-76….Harrison's is point-05 and Atchison's is point-56.

The industries bringing in the most money per county in North Missouri are primarily general merchandise with 30 percent of the dollars generated…. followed by food services at 20 percent.

Analysts point to Livingston County's tax rate of 4-point-98 percent as one reason why it gets a large market share.

The average sales tax in Missouri is 5-point-33 percent