North Dakota’s long-term prosperity is dependent on the success of communities and regions.  The state’s rural and urban areas are linked through diverse economies, workforce, smart, efficient infrastructure and vibrancy and depend on each other to continue driving sustainable economic progress across the State. 


The Office of Community Development & Rural Prosperity’s mission is to empower North Dakota communities through efficient development, economic growth, and an enhanced quality of life. The office aims to foster collaboration to address unique rural challenges, promote innovation, and leverage resources to build resilient, thriving communities. 


More information coming soon!

Contact Maria Effertz at for more information!