The 67th legislative assembly has finished its first leg, reaching crossover, and giving officials, staff and lobbyists a breather from the meticulous work. EDND followed 61 bills and took a position on 23 of them. EDND opposed HB 1169, defeated by the House, which would have...

As a part of EDND's effort to champion the growth and diversification of North Dakota's economy through professional development, networking, and advocacy, EDND has created a booklet of success stories about projects within North Dakota. These stories support EDND's mission of: Diversifying the Economy -...

The North Dakota Department of Commerce is preparing for the applications for the Economic Resiliency Grants to open soon. Up to $50,000 per eligible business and up to $100,000 per eligible business with multiple locations will be awarded, with the purpose of reducing the spread...

In his role of economic developer for the Devils Lake Region Brad Barth is often asked the question, "why is community workforce recruitment so important?” His answer is that regional workforce and especially skilled workers are the key to economic prosperity. Barth asks city leaders...

The ND Career Builders Program, which provides scholarships and loan forgiveness for in-demand careers if a student lives and works in ND for three years, is now live and economic development organizations are working to implement the program in their communities. Rugby has a student loan assistance...

The Main Street Expansion Grant seeks to support new or expanding businesses that provide an improved visitor experience, with an emphasis on attracting visitors to a city or town’s downtown. The program’s intent is to fund new projects with the goal of providing an experience...

DICKINSON, N.D. – Gov. Doug Burgum presented the Governor’s Choice Economic Development Awards Oct. 22 during the Economic Development Association of North Dakota (EDND) Fall Conference in Dickinson. “These award recipients are attracting and retaining the workforce talent and capital that North Dakota needs to compete...