New Rochelle’s economy has recovered from the COVID pandemic, and then some.  Final figures for 2021 show taxable sales at more than $1.5 billion, the highest level in our history and a whopping 23% year-to-year increase from 2020.  (This also represents a nearly-as-impressive 22% increase over pre-pandemic 2019 figures.)  Ongoing economic development should extend this positive trend, as new population generates demand for goods and services, and attracts additional businesses to our community.