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North Dakota in the News
North Dakota is making headlines! Here's a few of our favorites from last month.
North Dakota Ranks First in Job Creation for 6th Consecutive Year
For the sixth consecutive year, the Gallup Job Creation Index has ranked North Dakota the nation’s best state for creating jobs.
North Dakota Ranks First in Job Creation for 6th Consecutive Year - ND Governor's Office
Many Oil Firms Plan no North Dakota Layoffs Despite Cheap Oil
Halliburton, Statoil ASA, Hess Corp and other North Dakota energy companies have decided, for now, not to lay off staff in the No. 2 U.S. oil producing state, hoping to be prepared for any prolonged rebound in crude prices.
Many Oil Firms Plan no North Dakota Layoffs Despite Cheap Oil - Reuters.com
North Dakota Lands its First UAS Manufacturing Venture
Gov. Jack Dalrymple joined executives from ComDel Innovation, Inc. and Altavian in announcing the companies’ agreement to manufacture unmanned aerial systems (UAS) and UAS components at ComDel’s high-tech manufacturing plant in Wahpeton.
North Dakota Lands its First UAS Manufacturing Venture - ND Governor's Office
Low Oil Prices Have Yet to Rattle North Dakota Small Businesses
Even as plunging crude oil prices fuel anxiety in North Dakota, small business owners in the No. 2 U.S. oil producing state say they are confident that demand for their products and services will remain strong enough to keep things humming.
Low Oil Prices Have Yet to Rattle North Dakota Small Businesses - Reuters.com
ND Governor Dalrymple Signs $1.1 Billion "Surge Funding" Bill
Gov. Jack Dalrymple has a bill that will fast-track $1.1 billion for highways and communities affected by North Dakota’s exploding growth.
ND Governor Dalrymple Signs $1.1 Billion "Surge Funding" Bill - Washington Times
APUC Committed Funding Requests Totaling $320,394
The North Dakota Agricultural Products Utilization Commission (APUC) awarded funding requests for four projects totaling $320,394.00 at its quarterly meeting February 19th.
APUC Committed Funding Requests Totaling $320,394 - ND Commerce
Operation Intern will soon be accepting applications for the 2015-2017 biennium. The program’s primary focus is employers in the state’s five targeted industries: energy, advanced manufacturing, value-added agriculture, tourism, and technology-based businesses. A portion of the funds are also available for high wage, high demand positions.
North Dakota businesses looking for interns can receive up to $3,000 in matching funds per intern, with a cap of $30,000 per business. Students must be enrolled in a ND college or university and carry at least 6 credits, or be a student the prior semester, or be enrolled in a registered apprenticeship program. For more information please contact the Department of Commerce Youth Office.
The Recruiter Network, part of the Find the Good Life in North Dakota Initiative, is holding its quarterly at Steffes Corporation in Grand Forks on March 26. The Network consists of recruiters and HR professionals from across industries and the state who collaborate to target out-of-state job seekers in attempt to invite them to North Dakota to fill needed positions available within every sector of business while improving the nation’s image of North Dakota.
Check out more information on the goals and benefits of the network or to become a member contact Wayde Sick.
North Dakota Travel Industry Conference Pre-Conference
April 20, 2015
9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Holiday Inn, Minot, ND
Business and individuals interested in learning more about tourism business development are invited to a development workshop, taking place in conjunction with the annual North Dakota Travel Industry Conference. View a pre-conference agenda and registeration information.
2015 Travel Industry Conference
April 20-22, 2015
The North Dakota Travel Industry Conference returns to Minot April 20-22, 2015, and features sessions on marketing, strategic planning, technology and social media. You will not want to miss the Tourism Division Luncheon or the annual Governor's Awards Luncheon and celebration of outstanding North Dakota tourism advocates. Register today!
Economic Development Roundtable
May 11, 2015
8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
The New Professional's Day is an opportunity for local economic development professionals, community leaders involved in economic development, new Commerce employees and others to learn more about the Department of Commerce. The Commerce leadership team and program managers meet with attendees to discuss their needs and interests, and how Commerce programs and services may help their efforts. Contact Jill Schwab at 701-328-5312 to register or for more details.
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