Economic Indicators

2017

4th Quarter

Fourth quarter economic indicators show Bremer County ended 2017 with growing bank deposits and assets, strong residential real estate sales, low unemployment, and utility connection increases reflective of residential construction growth, despite fewer permits issued compared to 4th quarter 2016. 

3rd Quarter

Third quarter economic indicators show strong employment levels, growing bank deposits and assets, and an increase in vehicle registrations. Residential real estate sales show mixed results and bankruptcy numbers are up. Construction permits for this quarter are down from a year ago while increased utility connections are reflective of continued residential construction growth in the county.

2nd Quarter

Second quarter economic indicators show positive results in nearly every category. Bank deposits and assets continue to grow, residential real estate trends are positive, building permit activity remains strong with only a slight decrease in new home construction permits. Bankruptcies are higher than a year ago, while employment remains strong in the area. 

1st Quarter

Bremer County started the year off strong with a number of positive first quarter economic indicators. Positive trends were noted in real estate sales, utility connections, bank deposits and vehicle registrations.

Construction numbers were mixed while employment in the county continues to be robust.  

2016

4th Quarter

Bremer County financial institutions reached a significant milestone by surpassing $1 billion in assets for year-end 2016. Construction and real estate data showed mixed results, while positive trends continued in bankruptcy numbers, utility connections and vehicle registrations. Employment numbers continue to be strong despite a small  increase in unemployment for the quarter.  

3rd Quarter

Bremer County posted solid economic numbers for the third quarter of 2016. Construction and real estate data reflect strong investment and bank deposits and assets continue to grow. Bankruptcies are down and vehicle registrations up. Employment numbers continue to be sound despite a small uptick in unemployment.

2nd Quarter

Second quarter economic indicators for Bremer County show strong employment numbers and continued growth in bank assets and deposits, while construction and real estate numbers are down from a year ago.

1st Quarter

First quarter economic indicators for Bremer County showed mixed results for residential real estate sales and new home construction while employment figures remained strong. Bank deposits and assets, utility connections and vehicle registrations all showed positive trends. 

2015

4th Quarter

Bremer County ended 2015 with strong employment figures and continued growth in bank deposits and assets. Construction figures reflect strong investment while residential real estate sales were down slightly.

3rd Quarter

Bremer County experienced another positive quarter economically, led by a strong housing market, growing bank deposits, and continued stability in employment numbers. 

2nd Quarter

A strong housing market is reflected in the second quarter economic indicators for Bremer County. Home sales are up, days on market down, and new home construction figures outpaced the same quarter a year ago.

1st Quarter

The first quarter Economic Indicators Report shows strong construction activity, continued strength in employment and growth in bank assets. Vehicle registration, utility connections and bankruptcies also show positive trends. 

2014

4th Quarter

The year-end Economic Indicators Report shows strong employment figures and continued growth in bank deposits and assets. Home sales and new home construction also continue at a strong pace. 

3rd Quarter

Indicators are mixed compared to an exceptionally strong quarter one year ago. Employment remains strong, bank assets continue to grow and construction activity is robust as evidenced by permit and utility connection numbers.

2nd Quarter

Economic Indicators for Bremer County show notable growth in bank assets, positive trends in real estate sales, and continued strength in employment.

1st Quarter

The 1st Quarer Economic Indicators Report for Bremer County shows positive trends in employment, bank deposits, bank assets, utility connections and vehicle registrations, while real estate and construction figures remained remarkable strong despite harsh winter weather conditions. 

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