20.03.2013 - US: Fastest growing boomtowns
Rising oil and gas prices have brought big oil, plenty of workers and lots of housing headaches to the nation's fastest-growing boomtowns. Williston, N.D.: The small city of Williston, N.D., was once a sleepy farm town -- until oil companies discovered ways to tap the vast Bakken formation believed to hold as many as 24 billion barrels of oil. Dickinson, N.D.: Located on the southern edge of the Bakken formation, Dickinson is going through similar growth as Williston. In fact, out of all metro areas -- large and small -- last year, Williston is the only place in the country where the population grew faster...............................................Full Article: Source
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