There are some interesting aspects to the sales tax collections between Fargo and Grand Forks. Not many answers in this post, but some observations and questions.
North Dakota counties saw sizable changes in taxable sales and purchases when you compare Q1 of 2021 with Q1 of 2020.
I get asked about sales tax outlook for the city so I took a look at the recent data. It points to a generally good picture with some concerns out there still.
There are many moving pieces in the economy, but oil in North Dakota represents a clear economic and budget issue for the state right now. I provide a first pass here.
Clearly oil prices and the budget in North Dakota will be a topic going forward. Here is a start for the discussion.