Papillion continues to show its muscle

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Posted: Tuesday, December 17, 2013 12:00 am

Papillion continues to lead economic performance in Sarpy County, consistently outpacing Bellevue, the county largest city, in taxable sales and building permit valuations.

Figures released by the Nebraska Department of Revenue show Papillion racked up taxable sales during the third quarter of 2013 that were 22 percent higher than Bellevue's.

From July through September of this year, taxable sales in Bellevue were $99.3 million, compared to $121.2 million in Papillion. The Sarpy County cities of La Vista, Gretna and Springfield were far behind.

Papillion also dominated the second quarter, when its net taxable sales between April and June reached $136.6 million, 33 percent higher than Bellevue's $102.7 million.

Papillion's strength spilled over into building permit valuations where its muscle was even stronger.

The third quarter of 2013 saw Papillion issue building permits valued at $62.9 million, 188.5 percent more than Bellevue's $21.8 million.

The factors underlying Papillion's dominance show up in figures listing major valuation projects across the county.

Papillion boasted six of the top 10 projects countywide during the third quarter, including the highest valued project, the Hillcrest Grand Lodge at 6021 Grande Lodge Ave., valued at $31.5 million.

Bellevue, on the other hand, had just two of the top 20 projects in the county.

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