UPDATED WITH VIDEO: In State of the State Address, Burgum calls for action to address workforce challenges, invest in North Dakota’s future
Wednesday, February 06, 2019
BISMARCK, N.D. – Gov. Doug Burgum delivered his 2019 State of the State Address, reflecting on substantial progress made during his first two years in office and outlining an ambitious policy agenda that addresses the state’s workforce challenges, increases accountability and budget transparency and makes major investments in people and projects that will benefit North Dakotans today and well into the future.
Speaking to a joint session of the 66th Legislative Assembly on the opening day of its 2019 session, Burgum highlighted the state’s record-high population of 760,000; its No. 1 quality of life ranking; strong assets derived from abundant natural resources such as soil, water, coal, wind, gas and oil; and private-sector prosperity driving the state’s robust economy.