Registration Open for 2019 Main Street ND Summit

The Main Street ND Summit will be held October 29-31 in Bismarck. This event will bring together local and national community development experts and advocates to share best practices and inspire community leaders, entrepreneurs and students in envisioning North Dakota’s future.


Commerce Announces Americorps Grants

The North Dakota Department of Commerce today announced that North Dakota has received $418,332 in AmeriCorps funding from the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS). The 2019 grants focus on investments in economic opportunity, education, veterans and military families, disaster services and continue a new initiative for governors and mayors.

Nominations Sought for 2019 Main Street Awards

Nominations for the 2019 Main Street Awards, a program of North Dakota’s Main Street Initiative, are now being accepted through August 30.

Development Fund awards funding totaling $337,000

Northern Plains UAS Test Site blazes trail for UAS flights over people with third-party parachute validation

The Northern Plains UAS Test Site (NP UAS TS) provided third-party validation to a UAS parachute recovery system which has been used to successfully acquire a 14 CFR Part 107.39(a) waiver from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) permitting flights over people.

Burgum issues statement on FAA granting waiver to operate unmanned aircraft systems over people

Gov. Doug Burgum released the following statement today after the North Dakota Department of Transportation (NDDOT) announced it has received a four-year waiver from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to operate unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) over people.

North Dakota Ranks #1 In Best States for Millennials

North Dakota ranks #1 among all states in the best states for young adults, according to a recent study by The study focuses on where 20- to 24-year-olds have the best shot at thriving in today's economy.

Burgum statement on Mexico’s approval of U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement

Gov. Doug Burgum released the following statement today after Mexico approved the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA).

U.S. CENSUS: North Dakota Only State to Get Younger

North Dakota is the only state in the United States growing younger this decade, according to recently released data from the U.S. Census Bureau. North Dakota’s median age dropped from 37 in 2010 to 35.2 in 2018.

Burgum announces Border States CEO Tammy Miller as next chief operating officer for State of North Dakota

Gov. Doug Burgum today announced that Border States Electric CEO Tammy Miller will join the administration as chief operating officer, bringing extensive experience to a critical role in the ongoing efforts to enhance government services for citizens in order to empower people, improve lives and inspire success.