Sioux Falls City officials say 2014 was a record-breaking year for construction, in more ways than one. In fact, building permits for 2014 broke three separate records.

The value of the building permits issued by the city totaled close to $619.5 million, well above the old record of $588.2 million set the year before.

The city issued 14,945 permits, nearly seven thousand above the previous record of 7,953, also set in 2013.

And City Building Services issued construction permits for 2,056 dwelling units last year, seventeen more than in 2013.

Mayor Mike Huether says the back-to-back years of record-breaking construction show that Sioux Falls residents and businesses are confident in the city's economy.