May 30, 2013 at 1:22 pm
A new report suggests solid growth in north dakota’s economy in 2012. the state’s latest taxable sales and purchase report shows s-and-p’s climbed nearly ten-percent during the fourth quarter of alst year. Tax commissioner cory fong says the state is well positioned for additional growth in 2013. fong says he would anticipate a more sustainable pace than the last few years. he adds the a steadying in the growth may become the new normal and allow the state to better meet the needs of those areas growing at a record setting pace. All sectors of the economy recorded gains last year. Fourth quarter s-and-p’s climbed three-point-45 percent in grand forks compared to just shy of three-percent in fargo and less than one-percent in Bismarck. For all of 2012 the numbers jumped nine-point-three percent in grand forks.