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North Dakota Department of Commerce

The North Dakota Department of Commerce provides a number of services to assist businesses with their start-up, expansion, retention and relocation needs.

Technical Assistance
Business Development
The Economic Development & Finance Division assists primary-sector businesses in achieving their start-up, expansion and recruitment goals.
Center for Technology & Business
The Center certifies women-owned businesses and provides training to individuals interested in learning how to use a computer. Call (701) 223-0707 for assistance.
International Trade
The North Dakota Trade Office's mission is to expand export-related businesses in the state through advocacy, education, expertise and incentives. Call (701) 319-2275 for assistance.
Manufacturing Extension Partnership
The Dakota MEP is the region's resource for providing assistance to companies committed to becoming more competitive, productive and profitable. Call (701) 328-5378 for assistance.
Workforce Development
The Workforce Development Division provides support to a number of mandated boards and commissions and is responsible for the development of a public and private partnership for the recruitment of workers. Call (701) 328-7266 for assistance.
ND Dept. of Commerce PO Box 2057 1600 E Century Ave Ste 2 Bismarck ND 58502-2057 701.328.5300 Fax: 701.328.5320 commerce@state.nd.us www.ndcommerce.com
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