Following a busy construction season in 2020, construction plans in Thompson are already off to a strong start in 2021, based on permits already filed as of the end of March this year.
Thirty-three permits have already been filed with the City of Thompson’s Inspections department, with a total construction value of $3, 647, 802.42. The construction is entirely made up of investment from the local private sector, including one new business.
This compares with 11 permits filed by the end of March 2020 valued at $1, 831, 554, most of which was filed prior to Manitoba’s state of emergency.
More commercial permits are anticipated later in the year, based on existing construction projects underway in the community.
“Last year was a challenging year for businesses in our community,” said Mayor Colleen Smook. “But construction in Thompson continues to hold strong as our residents and entrepreneurs continue to find new opportunities in Thompson.”