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North Dakota's Demographics Conference to be Held April 6 in Bismarck
Post Date: Mar 29 2016

By ND Commerce
The first annual North Dakota’s Demographics Conference will be held on Wednesday, April 6th, at the National Energy Center of Excellence on the Bismarck State College campus. This event is a collaborative effort of the North Dakota Department of Commerce, North Dakota Compass at North Dakota State University and University of North Dakota Department of Economics. 

"Over the past few years North Dakota has experienced a reversal of what had been a long-term trend – outmigration. In-migration of younger individuals for jobs is changing the make-up of the state’s population creating new opportunities and challenges,” conference leader and North Dakota Census Office Manager Kevin Iverson said. “The Demographics Conference will focus on how demographics impact citizens, businesses and communities.” 

National and local presenters will help participants understand important socio-economic and demographic trends in North Dakota. The conference will provide tools and access to important data and demonstrations on how to use data to create measurable impact in communities. 

Governor Jack Dalrymple will be among the featured speakers during the event, speaking to the state’s record economic growth and continued progress on diversifying the state’s economy. Other speakers and panelists include Andy Hait of the U.S. Census Bureau, addressing how to best use Census data; and Dr. Paul Mattessich, of Wilder Research, giving attendees tools on how to use data to make strategic decisions for their communities. 

Cost for the event is $99. For additional information or to register for the conference visit: www.ndcensus.gov.
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