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 workforce North Dakota needs to compete and succeed in a global economy.
COMMUNITY BEST PRACTICES
“In North Dakota we believe that some of the best examples of community innovation, differentiation, vibrancy and culture lie right here within our borders. We want to highlight communities that have invested in their futures by implementing projects or ideas that align with the pillars of Main Street Initiative: healthy, vibrant communities; smart, efficient infrastructure; and 21st century workforce.
Each of these community success stories is a “best practice” in its own way, serving as an example for communities around the state. Read on to learn what communities in North Dakota are doing to improve quality of life for their residents, attract and retain a talented workforce, or make fiscally-sound decisions about investing their resources.”