Economic Development Association of North Dakota

Promoting the creation of new wealth throughout North Dakota to develop more vibrant communities and improve quality of life.

Download the EDND Success Stories Booklet – Economic Development Success in North Dakota.

EDND offers many classes, programs and training opportunities in cooperation with national certification organizations and the ND Department of Commerce.

Tools and programs to assist North Dakota-based companies, consulting services, leadership programs, and rural and small business resources.

Why Invest in Economic Development?

  • Diversifying the Economy
  • Increasing Our Competitiveness
  • Growing from Within
  • Meeting Growing Needs
  • Linking Industry and Education
  • Enhancing Quality of Life
Legislative Info


EDND Basic Training Course – Registration Open
Jun 19 – Jun 21 all-day

The Economic Development Association of North Dakota (EDND) is organizing an economic development training course called Spark ED Training in Bismarck on June 19-21. This in-depth course will provide comprehensive training in basic concepts, methods and strategies for local economic development. The training will be for 2.5 days and will be hosted on the campus of Bismarck State College. Economic development professionals, public officials, staff engaged in economic development and members of local development organizations are encouraged to attend.

Session topics include Neighborhood Development Strategies, Managing an Economic Development Organization, Technology-led Economic Development, Small Business Development Strategies, Strategic Planning, Ethics, Workforce Development, Marketing & Attraction, and much more!

Registration is open! 

For more information about Spark ED training, please contact Dana Hager at 701-355-4458 or email


EDND/ Commerce Developer Day
Aug 24 all-day

Save the Date! More details coming soon…

EDND’s Legislative Activities

EDND is actively involved in advocating for economic development programs and policies that give communities and regions a competitive advantage in attracting new businesses and expanding existing businesses.
Legislative Info

Member Directory

EDND members include professional economic development organizations and businesses.


Honoring economic development professionals, organizations and projects making a significant impact.


The Board of Directors shall manage and transact the business affairs of the Association along with various other duties.

Contact Us

Phone: 701-355-4458 | Email