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Published June 15, 2012, 05:21 PM

Fargo is no longer leading in the state's taxable sales and purchases

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) -- Fargo is no longer the top dog when it comes to taxable sales and purchases.

By: WDAY Staff Reports, WDAY

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) -- Fargo is no longer the top dog when it comes to taxable sales and purchases.

Fargo's total was 2-point-4-billion, 100-million less than that of Williston.

But Fargo still grew by 10-percent over what it was in 2010.

North Dakota has repeatedly earned the title of the nations number one economy since the Oil Boom. Officials say taxable sales and purchases is one of the best economic indicators because it shows people have money to spend.

Jim Gartin, President of the FM Economic Development Corp., says, "That's 3-times more than inflation, and I think any community in the country would be happy with that 10-percent growth, which we are."

n total, the states taxable sales and purchases increased to more than 19-billion-dollars.

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