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Published January 16, 2013, 06:11 PM

Numbers show West Fargo growth

West Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) - It's no secret; West Fargo is becoming a booming city. But now, we have the numbers to prove it.

By: WDAY Staff Reports, WDAY Staff Reports, WDAY

West Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) - It's no secret; West Fargo is becoming a booming city. But now, we have the numbers to prove it.

In just one year, the city issued 480% more commercial building permits compared to 2011.

Residential building permit numbers are up, too.

320 were handed out in 2012, which is up by 117%.

West Fargo's Building Administrator says he expects the same jump in 2013.

Mark Housh, West Fargo Building Administrator: "Contractors I have talked to building out there are looking for another busy year out there this year and I assumed they've got buyers for those lots.”

Housh is talking about vacant lots, which are scattered all over the West Fargo area. But he says, most likely, they'll also be claimed during this year.

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