LOCALLY POWERED, MEANINGFULLY TRANSFORMED
Every community has a story, and many happen in the heart of the downtown district. Look around and you’ll find treasures you never expected along the thriving main streets of villages and cities all across our state. From charming small-town offerings like New Rockford’s Opera House or Watford City’s Outlaws Bar & Grill to our larger communities’ vibrant shopping, entertainment and diverse dining, a lot is happening on main street North Dakota.
Vibrant community centers are a fundamental element of workforce development. North Dakota’s Main Street initiative provides community leaders with direct access to tools and resources to capitalize on their community’s strengths and make sound planning decisions. These efforts help create vibrant communities that attract and retain the 21st-century skilled workforce North Dakota needs to compete and succeed in a global economy.
MSI Community Chats: Embracing our Justice-Involved Population
Department of Commerce, along with with Adam Martin of F5 Project, Rick Gardner of the Rough Riders Industry and Patrick Bohn from ND Parole and Probation, came together on July 28th to help educate communities on the prison system and discuss best practices and opportunities to help communities embrace and be inclusive to their justice-involved population.
In case you missed the chat, you can click the link below to watch the recording.
AARP Masterclass with Gil Penalosa
The Department of Commerce-Main Street Initiative, in partnership with AARP, is inviting you, as a Partner in Planning grant recipient, to an interactive and engaging Master Class with Gil Penalosa, founder of 880 Cities.
This placemaking masterclass, August 24-25, 2022 in Bismarck, ND are hands-on placemaking workshops for communities who have a desire to make their city a more attractive location for current and future people.