So far in 2017, the Fort has seen a growth rate of 3.9 per cent.
 
With the population boom peaking in 2012 at 9.77 per cent, the Fort is still topping out growth charts.
 
"Any time your population growth is over two or three per cent, that is considered to be a high rate," explained Fort CAO, Troy Fleming.
 
Though 2016 was the slowest year for growth since 2003, the rate of 2.2 per cent is still considered significant.
 
"There's a bit of a turnaround happening. I know from the city's perspective we're getting a lot more calls and inquiries, a lot of major announcements," said Fleming. "It's not something that we're taking to the bank, but we're optimistic that we're going to see the economy head in a positive direction in the new year."
 
Business licenses in the city are also up by 4.8 per cent from 1015 in 2016 to 1066 so far in 2017.
 
During recent budget deliberations, Fleming stressed they need to prepare for even more growth in the future.

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