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Keep up to date with our latest news stories and events. We are building an environment where people can live larger and businesses can grow faster. North Dakota offers career opportunities, family-friendly communities, great schools and a balance that gives the best of life in the city or country. Learn more about North Dakota and you’ll begin to realize that the good life may be waiting for you here.

Our wide-open spaces offer endless opportunities for outdoor recreation, while our cities offer shopping, dining, culture and nightlife. North Dakota consistently ranks among the top states for high school graduation. We have excellent school systems, from elementary schools through higher education and career training. We also have the shortest average commute time in the country according to the U.S. Census, giving you more time to enjoy the good life you’ll find in North Dakota.

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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.

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