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Williston continuing to grow despite oil industry downturn

WILLISTON, N.D. — A downturn in the oil industry isn’t having much of an effect on construction in the North Dakota oil patch hub of Williston.

The Williston Herald reports that the value of private enterprise building permits issued through March is $26.5 million. And there are numerous publicly funded projects under way or in the works.

They include a $50 million high school, $122 million in city and county road improvements, a $162 million state-funded truck bypass project, and a $250 million airport relocation.

Local Job Service office manager Cindy Sanford says construction jobs are taking the edge off oil job losses. Williston Economic Development Director Shawn Wenko says Williston continues to grow, and he doesn’t expect a slowdown anytime soon.

In related news, Williston takes jurisdiction over $500 million development.

Information from: Williston Herald, http://www.willistonherald.com

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