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ND Matters - January 2014


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North Dakota is making headlines! Here's a few of our favorites from last month.

Governor Dalrymple Delivers 2015 State of the State

In delivering the State of the State address, Gov. Jack Dalrymple said North Dakota’s strong economy and sound fiscal management make possible additional tax relief as well as investments in statewide priorities including infrastructure, education and meeting the challenges of growth.

Governor Dalrymple Delivers 2015 State of the State - ND Governor's Office

New Unmanned Aircraft Research Project Proposed by UND to Take Off

A groundbreaking unmanned aircraft research proposal was recently approved by a UND research oversight committee. The project proposed by staff from the university's unmanned aircraft program seeks to test radio control of unmanned aircraft beyond line-of-sight.

New Unmanned Aircraft Research Project Proposed by UND to Take Off -  The Grand Forks Herald

How the Oil Boom Changed the Face of Small Town North Dakota

In oil towns like Williston and Watford City, massive amounts of infrastructure have been built in just the last three years. Take a look at the transformation!

How the Oil Boom Changed the Face of Small-Town North Dakota -  CNN Money

APUC to Review Funding Requests Totaling $418,269

The North Dakota Agricultural Products Utilization Commission (APUC) will review funding requests for seven projects totaling $418,269 at its quarterly meeting February 19th at the North Dakota Department of Commerce in Bismarck.

APUC to Review Funding Requests Totaling $418,269 - ND Commerce

No Bust Seen as Dakota Oil Firms Keep Staff Amid Price Drop

A plunge in global energy prices that has put some North Dakota oil rigs in a deep freeze has yet to chill the state’s hiring climate.

No Bust Seen as Dakota Oil Firms Keep Staff Amid Price Drop - Bloomberg Business

North Dakota Hosted 24 Million Visitors in 2013

Governor Jack Dalrymple and North Dakota Department of Commerce Tourism Division Director Sara Otte Coleman announced the state’s visitor numbers from 2013. A total of 24 million people visited North Dakota in 2013, spending $3.6 billion in-state in the process.

North Dakota Hosted 24 Million Visitors in 2013 - ND Commerce

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


Make Nominations and Help Spread the Word

Your nominations for this year’s Governor’s Awards for Travel and Tourism are needed. And please help spread the word by including the link in newsletters and social media. Nomination forms should be completed and sumitted by March 19, 2015. If you have any questions please contact Fred Walker.

Calendar

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Economic Development Roundtable

February 20, 2015
8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

The bi-annual Economic Development Roundtable provides those keenly interested in economic development issues with an opportunity to submit agenda topics, and then Commerce staff work to bring leaders on these topics to the conversation. Commerce Commissioner Al Anderson hosts the Roundtable which includes a block of time for all attendees to discuss the successes and challenges in their respective communities or regions.        

North Dakota Travel Industry Conference Pre-Conference

April 20, 2015
9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Hoilday 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. Click here to view a pre-conferece agenda and to register.


2015 Travel Industry Conference
April 20-21, 2015
Minot, ND

The North Dakota Travel Industry Conference returns to Minot April 20-21, 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!  
 

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