A dozen years... Look how far we've come

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school_constIn a busy, growing city like Swift Current, it’s easy to forget just how much we’ve accomplished together as a community. In just a short period of time, we sure have come a long way. In fact, in the past dozen years, our growth is quite remarkable. Here are just a few of the highlights:

  • Revitalization of downtown with new buildings, Market Square and the Main Street Saskatchewan program
  • Renovation and expansion of the Credit Union i-Plex, resulting in two World Curling Championships, CCA Rodeo Finals and the Cody Snyder PBR Invitational
  • Brand new:

  • Hospital & long term care facility
  • Personal care home
  • Joint schools
  • Swift Transit scheduled bus service
  • Water / Wastewater Treatment Plants
  • Safe Places / Youth Certified initiative
  • Education advancements, such as:
    • Significant program growth at Great Plains College
    • Dr. Lee’s Family Medicine Residency Program
    • Memorandum of Understanding between City, Great Plains College and the University of Regina
    • Renovations at Great Plains College
  • Explosive residential growth in all areas of the City, including:
    • Saskatchewan Valley
    • Highland
    • Oman Hill
    • Riverview Village Estates expansion
    • Cypress Point residential subdivision
  • Munro Industrial Park completely sold out
    • Total construction values:
      • Past 12 years: $584 million or $48.67 million / year
      • 25 years before that: $240 million or $9.6 million / year
    • Over the past dozen years, over 1,000 housing units have been constructed
    • In that time, the average sale price of a home in Swift Current has increased by approximately 175%, from $90,000 to $250,000
    • 992 Business Licenses were purchased in 2004. That number more than doubled to 2,308 by 2015, and there were 143 new businesses last year alone
    • The past 12 years is our first sustained period of growth in over 60 years