Sioux Falls growth is stronger than ever. New statistics show 2013 is on track to be a record year for construction.
The city has issued 599 building permits since January 1. While that's just slightly higher than last year, the value is significantly stronger.
Together, the 2013 projects are worth nearly $85 million. That's more than three-times higher than at this time last year. It's also higher than before the recession.
The 2013 permits include new homes and businesses along with renovations. The projects range from hotels and apartments to the city's new events center.