Category Archives: Other State News

North Dakota among America’s best states for business.

NORTH DAKOTA — According to a new report from Forbes magazine, North Dakota is among the best states for business in the nation. The Peace Garden State came in at no. 4 in the magazine’s Best States for Business rankings. The Forbes rankings eva ...

North Dakota exports expanding thanks to a new grant.

NORTH DAKOTA — Thanks to a new State Trade and Export Promotion (STEP) grant from the U.S. Small Business Administration, North Dakota exporters are getting help to grow their business worldwide. The $287,694 grant will be administered by the North ...

North Dakota has America’s strongest economy.

NORTH DAKOTA — Business news web site Business Insider has cited North Dakota’s economy as the strongest in the nation. The study noted that the state’s economy, while fueled by energy exploration, has remained strong in spite of the rece ...

State oil production pumps up.

NORTH DAKOTA — While the number of oil wells in North Dakota didn’t increase substantially in May, according to new data from the Department of Mineral Resources, the state’s oil production increased 2.7 percent. Local officials cited opera ...

CNBC ranks North Dakota among top states for business.

NORTH DAKOTA — Business new network CNBC has ranked North Dakota at No. 6 in its list of America’s Top States for Business. The network ranked all 50 states based on more than 60 measures of competitiveness. “North Dakota’s business clim ...

Williston Crossing development approved in Williston.

WILLISTON, N.D. — The Williston Crossing development has been approved in Williston. The $500 million, Williams County project, which is being developed by Switzerland-based Stropiq, will offer new retail stores, apartments and an indoor water park. Wi ...

Encore entrepreneur workshops planned in North Dakota.

NORTH DAKOTA — The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and AARP are planning workshops in five North Dakota cities for entrepreneurs and aspiring entrepreneurs over the age of 50. The events will allow so-called encore entrepreneurs to get advice ...

Two job fairs planned in Williston.

WILLISTON, N.D. — The 2-Days, 2-Fairs Multi-Industry Fair will be held on March 11 and March 12 in Williston. The March 11 event will focus on the oilfield industry while the March 12 fair will host employers from all areas. Both fairs will run from 2 ...

North Dakota is the top state for job creation, again.

NORTH DAKOTA — According to the Gallup Job Creation Index, North Dakota is the best state in the nation for creating jobs. It’s the sixth consecutive year the Peace Garden State has landed the top spot in the Gallup index. Following North Dakota, ...

BNSF tracking new investment in North Dakota.

NORTH DAKOTA — BNSF Railway is investing $326 million to upgrade and expand capacity on its railroad operations in North Dakota this year. The investment is part of the railroad’s $6 billion capital upgrade program across its 28 state, 32,500 mile s ...

Fargo among nation’s top job markets.

FARGO, N.D. — According to a study by online job posting site ZipRecruiter.com, Fargo is one of the top job markets in America. The city ranked second overall behind only Lincoln, Nebraska. The rankings were based on applicant-to-employer ratio, a ...

Butler Business Park opening in Fargo.

FARGO, N.D. — Thanks to approval of tax incentives from the city, the Butler Business Park plans to begin construction in Fargo next spring. Butler Business Park is investing $18 million in the park, which will two to four buildings and 180,000 square f ...