RALPH KINGSBURY: Mixed blessings
Published 07/02/2010, Grand Forks Herald
Building permit values up, sales tax collections level off in GF
I probably should not be admitting this, but I am finding the economy of Grand Forks confusing, especially as the year goes on. There are a lot of things that suggest that the economy is recovering. Building permit values in the first five months have doubled. In fact, compared to the state’s other two metropolitan statistical areas, Grand Forks is North Dakota’s only urban growth area as far as building is concerned.