Nominate Today Economic Development Award Nominations 2020 EDND Summer Conference Registration open! Registration is open for the 2021 Summer Conference in Bottineau, June 15-17. See the full conference agenda for more details. Conference Agenda Why Become an Active Member? Join EDND! Opportunities to collaborate and exchange ideas and best practices with economic development peers in formal and informal environments. Join Today

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
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EDND 2021 Summer Conference @ Cobblestone Inn & Suites
Jun 15 – Jun 17 all-day

EDND will be hosting its 2021 Summer Conference June 15-17 in Bottineau. With a theme of “Summit Ahead: Economic Progress in ND,” the conference will focus on taking advantage of the upward momentum of the state’s economy while also focusing on individual community needs. EDND is excited to be back in-person and the three-day event will be jam-packed with networking, educational opportunities, and ideas you can take to your community and implement.

Registration is below. A block of rooms has been reserved at the Cobblestone Inn & Suites. To reserve a room call 701-534-2121 by Jun. 2 to receive the rate of $84.60.



  • $150 EDND members
  • $200 non-members
  • $125 3 or more from the same group (members)



  • $200 EDND members
  • $250 non-members

Refund Policy: Cancellations received in writing by June 7 will be eligible for a refund, minus a $40 processing fee. Waivers may be granted for illness-related cancellations.

Download the 2021 Summer Conference Agenda

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.
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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