Pride of Dakota was launched in 1985 with the intent of promoting North Dakota businesses and products by creating an identifiable state brand that would designate products as “made in North Dakota.” Launched with about 20 companies as members, today, more than 500 companies – ranging in size from large companies with more than 100 employees to “mom-and-pop” operations – participate in the program. Pride of Dakota's goal is to provide local business owners the business development resources and marketing opportunities they need to be successful.

Our members include food companies, manufacturers, publishers, artisans, gift manufacturers and service providers. We also have associate members, commodity groups, government agencies, educational institutions and retailers that support the program.

Pride of Dakota's goal is to provide local entrepreneurs the business development resources and marketing opportunities they need to be successful. Membership benefits include access to grants, vendor and promotional opportunities, development assistance, Pride of Dakota logo usage permission, educational opportunities, access to important business contacts, listings on the Pride of Dakota website, social networks and printed directory, and much more.

Pride of Dakota public events include the Harvest & Holiday Showcases and Pride of Dakota Days at the State Capitol & ND State Fair.

To learn more about this exciting program and its members, visit the Pride of Dakota website!

Pride of Dakota Contacts

Bonnie Sundby

Administrative Assistant/Receptionist
701-328-1974 bsundby@nd.gov

Kelly Wald

Pride of Dakota Marketing Specialist
701-328-2307 kwald@nd.gov