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North Dakota Young Professionals Network Selects Department of Commerce as Best Place to Work
Post Date: Dec 30 2014

By ND Commerce
The North Dakota Young Professionals Network (NDYP) has selected the North Dakota Department of Commerce as the 2014 “Best Place to Work.” The NDYP award reflects the creativity and innovation that businesses offer young professionals. 
“It’s a great honor to have been recognized by the North Dakota Young Professionals Network,” Commerce Commissioner Al Anderson said. “We find reasons to have fun and laugh together while meeting deadlines, accomplishing goals and gaining results. We strive each and every day to make Commerce a better place to work. This award helps position us as an employer of choice in North Dakota.” 
“We are very proud to present the North Dakota Department of Commerce with the Best Place to Work award for 2014. As a runner up for the award in 2013, it is clear that they have continued to be dedicated to a creative and fulfilling workplace for young professionals,” Laurie Morse-Dell, NDYP Coordinator said.
The NDYP ranking states: “One thing that sets Commerce apart from their competition is their concerted effort to make sure their organizational culture is fully embraced by each and every employee on a daily basis. They created the Commerce Culture Book to introduce new employees to the work hard, play hard mentality as well as to emphasize their core values of Focused, Accountable, Innovative, Teamwork, and High Trust.”
“We don’t use excuses about “working for the government” that stop us from striving to be the best,” Brianna Ludwig, Marketing Specialist and Culture Club Chairperson for the North Dakota Department of Commerce said. “We’re innovative in our problem solving, we’re diligent in how we spend our resources, and we’ve found ways to provide a fun working environment for employees. From coffee with the Commissioner, costume contests, elaborately themed pot lucks and competitive fitness logs to transparency, teamwork and a unique goals system – Commerce offers the complete package to young professionals.”
For more information about North Dakota Young Professionals please visit ndyp.net.
The North Dakota Department of Commerce works to improve the quality of life for North Dakota citizens by leading efforts to attract, retain and expand wealth. Commerce serves businesses and communities statewide through committed people and partners who offer valuable programs and dynamic services.
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