Agriculture, energy fuel growth in Great Plains cities

While city governments in certain regions of the country muddle through the fallout from the Great Recession, many cities in the Great Plains are pondering what to buy instead of what to cut.

Buoyed by strong agriculture and energy sectors, combined with unemployment well below the national average, cities in the Great Plains region from the Dakotas to Texas are dreaming big on ambitious projects that leaders hope will add to quality of life and help sustain population growth.

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