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Rise in industrial permits in Rapid City

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It's been five years since a business has filed an industrial permit in Rapid City.

 WL Plastics' move to Rapid City is one of two industrial permits issued this year.

Brad Solon with the City Planning Department says the other permit was to Wausau Supply, a business also new to the area.

The two permits have a combined total valuation for the year at more than four million dollars.

Mayor Sam Kooiker says along with these two permits we can expect to see more in the near future.

"More importantly employ more than 40 people, so we're really excited about what's happening. It's a big deal for Rapid City, and not only are we seeing new businesses come in to town. But we are seeing existing businesses expand," said Mayor Kooiker.

And 20-12 is set to be the third best year in the last decade for Rapid City when it comes to building permits.

So far this year more than 45 hundred total building permits were issued through November.

That puts the total valuation for the year at close to 183 million dollars.

Solon says the city hopes to hit 200 million dollars and five thousand permits by the end of the year.

Already this year, the city has surpassed last year's residential permits by more than 125 permits

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