nd.gov - The Official Portal for North Dakota State Government
North Dakota: Legendary. Follow the trail of legends
Home | About Us
About Us

The North Dakota Department of Commerce is the lead agency charged with growing our state and improving the quality of life for our people. Our four divisions - Tourism, Economic Development, Workforce Development and Community Services - and our relocation effort - ExperienceNDcurrently provide programs and services to support business, workforce and community development in partnership with local leaders.


At Commerce, we believe our mission is to lead North Dakota's efforts to attract, retain and expand wealth. We target five industries to broaden the state's economic base, create new wealth and generate quality jobs for our people.

Target Industries

  • Value-Added Agriculture
  • Advanced Manufacturing
  • Technology-Based Business
  • Tourism
  • Energy
 Commerce also focuses on developing select areas within these targeted industries, such as:
  • Aerospace (Unmanned Systems)
  • Biotechnology
  • Bioenergy
  • AgriTourism
North Dakota Department of CommerceCommerce ND Legendary Logo Blue
1600 E. Century Ave., Suite 2
PO Box 2057
Bismarck, ND 58503 | 701.328.5300
Experience ND - Relocate to North Dakota Bismarck - Ranked 2nd Happiest City in America