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Governor’s Choice awards recognize outstanding economic development in North Dakota

Friday, October 15, 2021 at 10:17 am

Gov. Doug Burgum presented the Governor’s Choice Economic Development Awards during the Economic Development Association of North Dakota (EDND) Fall Conference on Wednesday, Oct. 13, in West Fargo. 


Burgum, Commerce announce ND Development Fund support for Cerilon to build $2.8B gas-to-liquids plant

Thursday, October 14, 2021 at 02:31 pm

Gov. Doug Burgum and the North Dakota Department of Commerce today announced that the North Dakota Development Fund has approved initial support for Cerilon Inc. to develop a major gas-to-liquids (GTL) complex in North Dakota, with the initial phase estimated at $2.8 billion.


Burgum hosts Energy Secretary Granholm, stresses all-of-the-above energy policy and carbon opportunities

Thursday, October 14, 2021 at 01:55 pm

Gov. Doug Burgum today hosted U.S. Secretary of Energy Jennifer Granholm in Grand Forks with U.S. Sen. John Hoeven, stressing the importance of North Dakota’s all-of-the-above energy policy to meeting the nation’s energy needs and highlighting the innovation happening in North Dakota to address and capitalize on carbon constraints in the energy sector.


Burgum issues statement on lifting of U.S.-Canada border restrictions for nonessential travel

Wednesday, October 13, 2021 at 09:20 am

Gov. Doug Burgum released the following statement today after the Biden administration announced it will begin lifting restrictions at the U.S.-Canada border in November to allow nonessential travelers who have been fully vaccinated for COVID-19 to enter the United States via land and ferry. Canada reopened its border to vaccinated U.S. citizens for nonessential travel on Aug. 9.


Burgum kicks off 2021 Main Street ND Summit focused on smart, efficient infrastructure

Tuesday, October 12, 2021 at 10:20 am

Gov. Doug Burgum today delivered opening remarks to kick off the 2021 Main Street ND Summit, emphasizing the importance of building smart, efficient infrastructure that allows communities to differentiate themselves so they can attract and retain a 21st century workforce and attract new investment. 


Human Services reminds employers that people with disabilities are a valuable workforce resource

Monday, October 11, 2021 at 09:31 am

With more than 17,000* open and available online job openings in September 2021, the North Dakota Department of Human Services’ Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR) is reminding employers that people with disabilities are a valuable workforce resource and that the division can help connect them with qualified applicants to meet their workforce needs or retain quality employees.


North Dakota Development Fund approves $1.1 million for Q3 2021

Friday, October 8, 2021 at 09:59 am

The North Dakota Department of Commerce announced today that two companies were approved a total of $1.1 million in loan and venture funds through the North Dakota Development Fund (NDDF) during the third quarter of 2021.


2021 North Dakota Governors Photo Contest winners announced

Wednesday, October 6, 2021 at 02:38 pm

Gov. Doug Burgum along with North Dakota Commerce Tourism and Marketing Director Sara Otte Coleman and North Dakota Council on the Arts Executive Director Kim Konikow today presented the winning submissions from the 18th annual North Dakota Governor’s Photo Contest at the North Dakota Heritage Center & State Museum.  


Paczkowski named as State Engineer for the Department of Water Resources

Wednesday, October 6, 2021 at 10:04 am

Andrea Travnicek, Ph.D., Director of the Department of Water Resources, today announced John Paczkowski as State Engineer for the Department of Water Resources, noting his considerable dedication, strong leadership, and vast knowledge of North Dakota’s water resources.


More than $7.5 million available to North Dakotans for weatherization, heating and cooling repair assistance

Tuesday, October 5, 2021 at 10:45 am

The North Dakota Department of Commerce announced today that their Community Services Division received more than $7.5 million in funding for weatherization, and energy furnace and cooling repair programs.