Economic Forecast: Money Doesn’t Grow on Trees?

It’s not necessarily a problem – finding ways to spend billions of dollars. It’s a question North Dakota’s legislators aren’t taking lightly, though. And the swelling Legacy Fund is certainly the most obvious evidence of the state’s super-charged economy – and the reason economic forecasters see nothing but blue skies ahead. From energy to agriculture,… [More…]

What is the greatest lesson your parents ever taught you?

Six executives share their thoughts:

Ashley Alderson • Executive Director, Bowman County Economic Development Corporation; Cory Fong • Tax Commissioner, North Dakota Office of State Tax Commissioner; Denise Magness • COO, Warner and Company Insurance; Jennifer Feist • Director of Development, Valley City, Barnes County Development Corporation; Roger Reierson • Chairman and CEO, Flint Communications; Melanie Stillwell • President/CEO, Western Cooperative Credit Union [More…]

They’re Good Challenges to Have: Meeting the Needs of North Dakota’s Economic and Population Boom

“We are blessed in North Dakota, and oil and gas development is a big part of our good fortune,” said Governor Dalrymple in a statement. North Dakota is seeing growth in all its industries, including energy, technology, tourism, agriculture and manufacturing. According to news releases from the governor’s office, the state has kicked off the… [More…]