Indicators show Mandan’s economy is trending in a positive direction

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MANDAN, N.D. - The City of Mandan recently reviewed a series of economic indicators from 2019, which point to a healthy city economy.

According to Mandan Business Development Director Ellen Huber, among the best performing indicators were sales tax, which was up 6%, and taxable sales and purchases, which were up 8% from the year prior. City officials say they've listened to residents' opinions on what the city needs, such as adding more restaurants, and it has paid off.

"Those are very good indicators for the City of Mandan that folks are shopping in Mandan and spending their dollars which helps reduce our property taxes in town," said Mandan City Administrator Jim Neubauer.

Neubauer says the city is focused on helping provide more retail options to address a want for more options in the city.

Neubauer says that indicators have trended steadily in a positive direction over the last few years, which shows economic progression.