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The North Dakota Department of Commerce announced today that the Renaissance Zone Program for the city of Gwinner has been renewed for five additional years.  

The Renaissance Zone Program is a tool for community redevelopment and economic investment that incorporates tax incentives to business and residential properties. 

Gwinner started utilizing the Renaissance Zone Program in 2006 and has had 17 approved projects. A recent major project for the community was the rehabilitation of AW Diesel Service Inc. in 2019.  

“Gwinner has used the Renaissance Zone Program to encourage reinvestment and redevelopment in its downtown area to enhance business and improve housing,” said Rikki Roehrich, program manager at the North Dakota Department of Commerce. “The program is often used in smaller rural communities to attract businesses that provide vital services to their populations.” 

The Renaissance Zone Program currently includes 59 cities across North Dakota. Since the program’s inception in 1999, more than 1,700 projects have been approved and more than 1,350 have been completed.  

For more information, contact Renaissance Zone Program Manager Rikki Roehrich at 701-328-2687. For tax-related questions, please contact Liliya Montgomery at 701-328-1296.  

The North Dakota Department of Commerce works to improve the quality of life for North Dakota citizens by leading efforts to attract, retain and expand wealth. Commerce serves businesses and communities statewide through committed people and partners who offer valuable programs and dynamic services. 


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