Numbers give us a snap shot of where we stand as a community.
That’s how John MacMartin feels about the Economy at a Glance Reports he helps with through the Minot Area Chamber of Commerce.
The monthly report is a collection of statistics that range from enplanements at Minot International Airport, to hotel occupancy rates from Visit Minot, or the number of building permits going out in the Minot area.
Chamber President MacMartin says many in the community look for the report and it helps to reinforce what’s happening in economic trends.
(John MacMartin, Minot Area Chamber of Commerce President) “I think the information is important. It lets people see what’s going on. Our building permits are flat, especially in the commercial areas, I don’t think that’s been a surprise to anyone, there’s been a slow down, the numbers reinforce that. I think things are probably right in line with where we would have thought.”
You can find five years’ worth of Economy at a Glance statistics under the ‘news’ on the Minot Area Chamber of Commerce website.