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...

The Innovative Technology Loan Fund, commonly known as the LIFT program, was created by HB 1333 last session. It is a $15 million fund established for the purpose of providing financing for commercialization of intellectual property within N.D. Applications are now open and are available...

The Interim Legacy Fund Earnings Committee met Nov. 12-13 in Fargo to receive public input about how Legacy Fund earnings should be used. Thirty percent of oil and gas tax collections are deposited in the Legacy Fund, which presently has a $6.36 billion balance. Starting with...

Are you struggling to find workforce in your community? In 2019 the N.D. Legislature created the Career Builders Scholarship and Loan Repayment Program, which provides matching funds for students entering high need and emerging occupations, up to the full cost of the student's education. The...