North Dakota’s Economy Still Going Strong

Slumping oil prices and decreased drilling had little impact on North Dakota’s taxable sales and purchases in the first quarter.

Just released figures for January through March show a $200 million increase over the same period one year ago.

The state recorded $5.8 billion in taxable sales and purchases during the first quarter.

Nine of the state’s 15 economic sectors grew during the first quarter.

The retail trade sector increased by a whopping $43.5 million.