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North Dakota Matters - August 2014

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

Dalrymple Congratulates Bobcat on Production Milestone

Gov. Jack Dalrymple congratulates Bobcat Co. and its employees for producing their one millionth loader which rolled off an assembly line at the company’s Gwinner, N.D. manufacturing plant.

Dalrymple Congratulates Bobcat on Production Milestone - ND Governor's Office

North Dakota Governor Talks Booming Economy and Oil Business

North Dakota Governor Jack Dalrymple discussed the prospects for the GOP in the mid-term elections and the state's booming oil industry and economy at a Governor's conference in Nashville.

North Dakota Governor Talks Booming Economy and Oil Business - Bloomberg.com

Dakotas Lead U.S. in Economic Well-Being for Kids

Strong local economies and an oil boom have helped the Dakotas lead the nation in terms of economic well-being for children, according a report by a national children's advocacy group.

Dakotas Lead U.S. in Economic Well-Being for Kids - RapidCityJournal.com

Future Job Openings in State Expected to be Broader Mix

New job projections for North Dakota are indicating a shift back to the state’s core industries as oil exploration steadies in the next 10 years.

Future Job Openings in State Expected to be Broader Mix - BismarckTribune.com 

Dalrymple, ONEOK Announces Plans for New Natural Gas Plant 

Gov. Jack Dalrymple joined executives from ONEOK Partners in announcing the energy company’s plans to build a natural gas plant capable of processing 200 million cubic feet of natural gas per day.

Dalrymple, ONEOK Announces Plans for New Natural Gas Plant - ND Governor's Office

North Dakota May Expand Wind Energy for Neighbors

North Dakota could play a larger role in generating wind energy to send to its neighbors under new federal rules intended to curb carbon emissions, though the state is likely to keep relying almost entirely on coal to keep its own lights on.

North Dakota May Expand Wind Energy for Neighbors - NDCommerce.com

Land Board Awards Nearly $8 Million to K-12 School Impacted by Oil and Gas 

The Board of University and School Lands (Land Board) today awarded nearly $8 million to North Dakota K-12 schools impacted by the rapid growth of oil and gas development in the state. The Board approved 33 projects totaling $7,888,459, giving priority to safety and security needs, teacher housing, temporary portable classrooms to address increased student enrollment and other projects needed in preparation for the upcoming school year.  

Land Board Awards Nearly $8 Million to K-12 School Impacted by Oil and Gas - ND Governor's Office

Drones: Next Big Thing in Aviation Is Small

The next big thing in aviation may be really small. With some no bigger than a hummingbird, the hottest things at the Farnborough International Airshow are tiny compared with the titans of the sky, such as the Airbus 380 or the Boeing Dreamliner.

Drones: Next Big Thing in Aviation Is Small - NDCommerce.com
 




Tourism Grant Deadline is August 29

North Dakota’s tourism entities have until August 29th to apply for two grants from the North Dakota Department of Commerce.
 
Two grant programs provide a maximum of $5,000 in matching funds for promotion of regional events and for specific tourism marketing plans.
 
The Events Grant Program provides funds to communities and event promoters wanting to regionally promote their 2015 tourism-related event.
 
The Marketing Grant Program provides funds to develop marketing materials to promote an experience, activity or place unique to the North Dakota.
 
Details including qualifications for each grant and grant applications for all three grants are available at www.ndtourism.com.  For more information on tourism grants, contact Dean Ihla at 701-328-3505.
 


 

Calendar

CalendarNew Professionals Day
August 12
9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. (includes lunch)

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.

Economic Development Roundtable
September 10
10:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. (includes lunch)
R1 Building, NDSU, Fargo

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. 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. To register, visit NDCommerce.com or for questions, contact Brianna Ludwig at 701-328-5383.

Tourism's Annual Marketing Update Meeting

October 7
Heritage Center, Bismarck Capitol Grounds

North Dakota Department of Commerce Tourism Division will be hosting its annual marketing update meeting on Tuesday, October 7th at the Heritage Center on the Bismarck Capitol Grounds, in Bismarckfrom 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. There will be a tour of the newly expanded State Museum. The meeting will highlight North Dakota Tourism's 2015 advertising plan, cooperative advertising options and other opportunities fro tourism partners to tie into the state marketing programs.

 
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October 8-9
Ramkota Hotel, Bismarck

This interactive conference will showcase practical, demand-driven solutions for today's workforce challenges. The conference will include state and national presenters who will focus on working to create workforce solutions.  Attendees will have an opportunity to network and share best practices with fellow attendees throughout the event. Register today!

North Dakota Department of Commerce
1600 E. Century Ave., Suite 2
Bismarck, ND 58503 | 701.328.5300
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