We’ve seen 50 miles of new streets in the last 10 years,” he said. “Back in the mid-1990s, we were around 60,000 people. Today, we are over 80,000 and we project to be over 100,000 by 2020. There are state and federal regulations that we have to abide by. All these things are driving the expense of the [waste management] operation.”It would be interesting to hear more, specifically, what is driving a population growth from 60,000 to over 100,000 in just 25 years, of a small capital city in a remote state in the middle of fly-over country. Certainly not just oil. Or is it?
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Random Data Point: Bismarck Growth
Don noted this interesting data point, regarding the population of Bismarck, from recent story in The Bismark Tribune regarding increased waste management costs.
Posted by Bruce Oksol at 11:54 AM