The City of Rogers held its first virtual State of the City address on Tuesday, March 9, where Mayor Greg Hines made an optimistic announcement that nearly all jobs lost due to the pandemic have been recovered. The meeting also began with a moment of silence for the 128 Rogers residents who have died due to COVID-19
Hines also mentioned
the city’s sales tax collection increased by 1.6% last year, and the city has recovered 99% of jobs lost in relation to the pandemic.
“I have maintained steadfast in the strategy of keeping our foot on the accelerator as I believe once we get past the pandemic there will be unforeseen opportunities and we want to be in a position of strength,” he said. -KNWA/Fox24