I mentioned in Building the Case…Continued that I would post the business license approvals by year once I received them from the town. The wonderful staff at the Town got them to me today, despite how busy they are. Thank you to them. The town tells me the numbers are generated by an invoice being created, so they do not account for changes or deletions.
2013 to date: 565
Pretty consistent over time. Not too much to interpret. Growth was around 4.0% from 2008-2012 with inflation at 5.36% and consumer price index change 6.7%.
Make of it what you will.