Jamestown, ND – Feb. 7
Spiritwood Energy Park Association (SEPA) announced today that the 2019 lawsuit filed against the organization by North Dakota Soybean Processors (NDSP) has been settled to the satisfaction of both parties and dismissed with prejudice.
“We’re very pleased to have this matter settled,” said Connie Ova, SEPA’s chie...Continue Reading
The North Dakota Department of Commerce announced that Katie Ralston was promoted to director of Workforce Projects and Programs.
Ralston recently served as the manager of Workforce Projects and Programs at Commerce. She will serve as the State Workforce Board director of the Workforce Development Council. Ralston will be responsible for leading collaboratio...Continue Reading
JAMESTOWN, N.D. (NewsDakota.com) – Jamestown Tourism elected Christian Cairy to the Board of Directors at their annual meeting.
The Board provides leadership in coordinating, promoting, and supporting tourism growth and development in Jamestown, N.D. and surrounding areas.
Christian Cairy is New Home Salesperson for Liechty Homes and has experience with new an...Continue Reading
JAMESTOWN, N.D. (NewsDakota.com) – Several area businesses and individuals were recognized for their contributions to Jamestown during the 89th Annual Chamber of Commerce Banquet.
The Jamestown Chamber of Commerce Beautification Committee recognized the following businesses with their beautification awards:
-Continuing Beatification: Better Homes Property Management
-Best New Landscaping: Two Rivers Activity Center
-Spot o...Continue Reading
January 16, 2020
Connie Ova, SEPA COO, expressed excitement about the January 10th extension of an exclusivity agreement with a company exploring a value added Ag processing project in Stutsman County. The extension to July 10 of 2020 allows continued due diligence and progressive movement forward. SEPA board of directors an...Continue Reading
A challenge that counts in more ways that one pits the city of Jamestown against Valley City.
Valley City Mayor Dave Carlsrud and members of their local Complete Count Committee (CCC) traveled to Jamestown to issue a challenge to Jamestown and Mayor Dwaine Heinrich.
The competition will pit Jamestown against Valley Cit...Continue Reading
FARGO — The U.S. Department of Agriculture has announced it has invested $23 million in two high-speed broadband infrastructure projects.
The projects, by Polar Communications and Daktel Communications, will create or improve rural e-Connectivity for 2,643 rural households and 78 businesses in North Dakota. The Tuesday, Jan. 8, announcement is par...Continue Reading
The Upper Midwest saw positive population growth over the previous year, but the pace of growth has slowed for several states.
BISMARCK — Minnesota, Wisconsin and the Dakotas were among the 40 states that saw a population increase between July 2018 and July 2019, according to U.S. Census Bureau estimates.
North Dakota'...Continue Reading
There’s no board-certified test for becoming an entrepreneur. You don’t have to go to a certain school or have a certain type of experience. That’s what makes this path in life so great. Do you want to do it? Then do it.
People of all ages have started successful companies. Worryin...Continue Reading
Current Economic Outlook (2019) - North Dakota
From the 2019 edition of Rich States, Poor States. These values are the most recent available at the time of publication.
Top Marginal Personal Income Tax Rate
Top Marginal Corporate Income Tax Rate
Personal Income Tax Progressivity
(change in tax liability per $1,000 of income)
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Nearly 53,000 shoppers – a new record – participated in the six Pride of Dakota Harvest and Holiday Showcases this year.
“The Dickinson, Jamestown, Grand Forks, and Fargo showcases all posted record numbers,” said Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring. “Bismarck was again the largest event with more than 14,850 shoppers.”
The Dickinson showcase...Continue Reading
JAMESTOWN, N.D. - The city of Jamestown has approved the revitalization of a vacant building to a four-story low income housing project.
The Eagle Flats project would provide 33 units for low and moderate income people.
Eagle Flats would re-purpose the existing Eagles Club building that has been vacant for more than 15-years.
The North Dakota Department of Commerce announced the 2020 Tourism Main Street Expansion Grant Program.
The purpose of the Main Street Expansion Grant Program is 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.
“By developing more enjoyabl...Continue Reading
For a while now, there’s been concern about what will happen when baby boomer business owners retire. Known as the “silver tsunami,” this wave of retirees could bring with it a number of shuttered businesses, or companies that sell out so owners can reap the benefits of their investments. Thi...Continue Reading
More artists putting their do-it-yourself skills to work making unique pieces
Art truly is in the eye of the beholder. A new movement is taking hold in North Dakota, one that's been around for a long time but is growing in popularity. The Makers Movement, as it's called, is art fo...Continue Reading
There are few places in this world that provide access to professional opportunity and even greater access to quality of life. Even fewer are those who find these places and position themselves in a way that allows them to realize success both areas. Dr. Whitney Bruins is one of thes...Continue Reading
BISMARCK, N.D. – Gov. Doug Burgum announced the state’s second year participating in an innovative, online cybersecurity competition and encouraged high school students to explore their aptitude for cybersecurity and computer science by registering.
The Girls Go CyberStart program is a series of online challenges that allow students to act as cybe...Continue Reading
International visitors are drawn to North Dakota through marketing efforts like those by North Dakota Tourism Global Marketing Manager Fred Walker and his partners within the destination marketing community.
A Rocky Mountain International study estimated spending in North Dakota by visitors from the U.K., Germany, France, Australia, the Nordics and Benelu...Continue Reading
Midwest AgEnergy Group (MAG), the parent company to ethanol biorefineries, Blue Flint, near Underwood, ND and Dakota Spirit, near Spiritwood, ND today announced it is taking the next step in a feasibility level study on Carbon Capture and Storage.
The Blue Flint Ethanol facility near Underwood, ND purchases about 2...Continue Reading
Gov. Doug Burgum announced the recipients of the 2019 Main Street Awards honoring communities demonstrating excellence in elevating the three pillars of the Main Street Initiative through local projects or other efforts.
“We deeply appreciate communities for their dedication and commitment to differentiating and enhancing the quality of life for thei...Continue Reading
Growth is happening in Jamestown. 2019 has been a steady year of growth and during the final quarter Jamestown is finishing strong in downtown revitalization. The Jamestown Downtown Association is at the forefront of this success and has worked toward boosting the area’s economy and enriching the community’s quality o...Continue Reading
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