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Economic Impact

The impact of the new Sanford Medical Center Fargo goes far beyond health care. This project has had a significant economic impact in this community and state.

  • At one million square feet, the Sanford Medical Center Fargo is the second largest private healthcare construction project in the United States.
  • The Sanford Medical Center Fargo represents one of the most efficient use of private healthcare dollars in the United States. It ranks 7th lowest cost per square foot ($494) of the top 50 hospital construction projects.
  • It took more than 4,000 individuals working more than 2.3 million hours to build the hospital.
  • It created 1,000 construction jobs, which provided $55 million in wages.
  • More than 45% of the construction crew was from the tri-state area.
  • Many of the contractors, from plumbers and electricians to painters and landscapers, were from Fargo/Moorhead.
  • More than 1,500 people will work at the new hospital.