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...