Here are a couple statistics regarding the Bismarck—Mandan metro area:
● Bismarck has the lowest unemployment rate of any capital city in the US (2.1%) ● It’s the 5 fastest growing metro area ● #4 on the Forbes “Best Small Places for Business and Careers ● CNN Money top 100 places to live In addition, Bismarck has top notch schools and colleges, health care, and recreational opportunities. It’s easy to see why this community is continuing to grow so rapidly. In 2013, there were over 1000 single family permits issued in Burleigh and Morton counties. This year that pace has just slightly declined to about 800. While the Bakken oil just a couple hours away has certainly accelerated this growth, what’s interesting is that Bismarck has seen continuous and relatively steady growth for 30 years.
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