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...