Officials break ground on a UAS project

A growing cluster of UAS research, business and military interests call North Dakota home. Successful partnerships among private businesses, universities and the state continue to strengthen North Dakota’s position as a UAS leader. North Dakota boasts one of the most unencumbered and accessible airspaces in the nation. 

Advantages to Doing Business in North Dakota

  • Income tax credit for research expenditures.
  • Corporate income tax credit for new and expanding businesses.
  • Sales and use tax exemption for manufacturing equipment.
  • No personal property tax - including equipment, inventory, materials in process and accounts receivable.
  • Grants, low-interest loans and training programs.
  • Lowest workers compensation rates in the nation.
  • UAS industry support among state and local government, industry, academia and general aviation.
  • Existing manned and unmanned aviation best practices.
  • History and culture of aviation safety.
  • Uncongested airspace.