Thursday, February 22, 2024 - 10:42am

Gov. Doug Burgum today announced the winners of the 2023 Main Street Awards recognizing outstanding contributions to North Dakota communities. 

“The Main Street Awards are an excellent opportunity to express gratitude and recognition to North Dakotans who demonstrated a unique and innovative approach in enhancing the quality of life in their community by applying the principles of the Main Street Initiative,” Burgum said. “These exemplary efforts showcase the tangible benefits that an engaged community can create for everyone.”    

2023 Main Street Award Winners: 

21st Century Workforce Award Winners

  • The City of Baldwin: Recognized for sustainable food system efforts through the innovative Baldwin Greenhouse. 
  • McKenzie County Tourism: Acknowledged for a tourism and hospitality online training program. 

Main Street Excellence Award Winners

  • Dickinson Legacy Square: Honored for transforming downtown into a vibrant hub of activity. 
  • The New Rockford Area Betterment Corporation: Recognized for building an economically and socially thriving society. 

Healthy, Vibrant Community Award Winners

  • The City of Beach: Recognized for the Beach Farmers Market Pavilion at Gazebo Park. 
  • The City of Grand Forks: Honored for the Grand Forks Town Square project. 

Smart, Efficient Infrastructure Award Winners

  • The Town LaMoure: Honored for the LaMoure Center Revitalization, preserving essential health services. 
  • The City of Minot: Recognized for the Minot Façade Improvement. 

Economic Diversification Award Winner

  • Nome Schoolhouse: Honored for preserving heritage and contributing to economic diversification. 

Future Leaders Empowerment Award Winner

  • Launching Leadership: Recognized for a youth leadership program tailored for students. 

Watch videos of the 2023 award winners at

 Exciting Summit Announcement

Mark your calendars for the best Summit yet - Regional Prosperity. Following the cancellation of the 2023 Summit due to inclement weather, the 2024 Main Street ND Summit will return to Watford City, August 27, 28, and 29. Nominations for the 2024 Main Street Grant Awards will be opening soon.

For more information on the awards and the summit, visit Main Street Initiative.