North Dakota Business and Economic Development

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Reflecting Community Priorities In Economic Development Practices

This white paper addresses ways community groups, businesses, philanthropies, economic developers, and governments can work together effectively to ensure that community goals and priorities are reflected in economic development practices.

Lowering broadband transaction costs with pay-per-forward networking

Pay-per-forward networking is an emerging technology which has the potential to greatly improve Internet access, especially in rural areas and developing countries.

North Dakota’s Mask Mandate Expires as Infections Plummet

North Dakota led the nation in COVID cases for months before Gov. Doug Burgum issued a mask mandate last November. Since then, active cases have dropped by 80 percent. The mandate was extended last month but was allowed to expire on Jan. 18.

5 Ways Biden Can Help Rural America Thrive and Bridge the Rural-Urban Divide

Biden’s administration has an opportunity to address challenges that hold rural America back and divide the country along geographic lines.

Get Expert Feedback on Your 2021 Cybersecurity Plan

In light of recent far-reaching supply chain attacks, we are offering a complimentary cybersecurity planning review session.

Getting The Most from the Nation’s Investment in Rural Broadband

Joe Biden’s administration has the chance to revisit a call for the creation of a Rural Development Network. It would be a virtual toolbox helping rural communities “utilize the Internet to create economic opportunity.”

5 Predictions for America’s Small Businesses in the Biden Era

Karen Mills, the SBA administrator under President Barack Obama, says the tea leaves suggest small business will be key to Biden’s economic agenda.

Anti-Corporate Ag Conversation Moves to a Friendlier Venue: Yale University

Organizers of an online conference on agricultural monopolies hope that getting the conversation outside land-grant universities will improve the conversation.

Webinar: FY 2021 Strategic Economic and Community Development (SECD) Funding Opportunity Tuesday, February 9, 2021  /  2-3 pm MST

We encourage you to join if your work supports regional community development or promotes rural economic diversity.

8 Keys To Preparing Early For Your Next New Venture

I believe the following eight steps, paraphrased from hers, are especially applicable to every startup and the entrepreneurs who create them.