Industry Focus: Economic Development

For many companies the opportunities available in the Roughrider State are easy to see. Even so, economic development agencies have their work cut out for them overcoming issues such as infrastructure and housing. Recently, executives representing several of economic development agencies across the state met at the Bismarck offices of the North Dakota Department of Commerce to discuss these issues:

Paul Lucy, North Dakota Department of Commerce; Ashley Alderson, Bowman County Development Corp.; Russ Staiger, Bismarck/Mandan Development Association; Kathy Stremick, Walhalla Economic Development Corp.; Chris Schilken, Forward Devils Lake Development Corp.; Deb Walworth, Prairie West Development Foundation; Tom Rolfstad, Williston Area Development Corp.; Bev Voller, Hazelton Development Corp.; John Phillips, Economic Development Association of North Dakota; Melissa Beach, Traill County Economic Development Commission; Gaylon Baker, Stark County Development Corp.; Ellen Huber, City of Mandan; Mark Vaux, City of West Fargo; Connie Ova, Jamestown/Stutsman County Job Development Corp [More…]

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Brad Haugeberg • General Manager, Sun Prairie Grain; Jane P. Priebe • Economic Development Director, Wahpeton Economic Development; Wendy Howe • Execuitve Director, Minot Convention and Visitors Bureau; Ellen Huber • Business Development & Communications Director, City of Mandan; Reed Reyman • President/CEO, St. Joseph’s Hospital & Health Center; Marci Seamples • Executive Director, Williston Area Chamber of Commerce [More…]