Partners in Progress
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August 2016
Opportunities for Partnership

The Department of Commerce has the following opportunity for local economic developers to join a Commerce business developer.

InterDrone
September 7-9, 2016, Las Vegas, NV
Contact Brian Opp for details.

Commercial UAV Expo
October 31-November 2, 2016, Las Vegas, NV
Contact Brian Opp for details.

Drone World Expo
November 15-16, 2016, San Jose, CA
Contact Brian Opp for details.

Minot Ag Business Celebrates Growth

A $1.7 billion, international corporation celebrated an expansion of its Minot facility. AGT Foods is a Saskatchewan-based company that employs 2,200 people in 120 countries around the world, supplying food products based on pulse crops such as peas and beans.

Ag Business Celebrates Growth - KX News



Degelamn Unveils New Facility

When the Canadian farm equipment manufacturer from Regina, Sask., debuted its new facility in Hillsboro, Degelman used the opportunity to help out his new neighbors.

Degelamn Unveils New Facility - Hillsboro Banner



Here's Why North Dakota Wants to Be Drone Central

When thinking of North Dakota, many people inevitably imagine images of long, snowy winters, chilly outdoor activities like ice fishing, and the movie and television show Fargo. North Dakota wants to change its image by becoming a hotbed for drones.

Here's Why North Dakota Wants to Be Drone Central - Fortune.com

Dakota Specialty Milling: Capacity Expanson and Marketing

Dakota Specialty Milling has accomplished the goal of expanding production capacity and increasing advertising and marketing efforts. APUC Grant funds for the amount of $200,000 were used for sales and marketing of current and new products, preliminary research of pre-construction requirements to expand production facilities, and to upgrade to new high capacity equipment.
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The existing milling and blending equipment will be replaced in phases inside the current physical space, with little to no down time in production. This allows Dakota Specialty Milling to achieve more than 80 percent of the 0Picture1.jpgoriginal capacity goals. An additional benefit is the acquisition of another piece of property adjacent to the current mill tower and also backs up to the third location which houses the gluten free processing line and distribution warehouse. Results conclude in a mini campus, all served by the same rail spur which is owned by the company, giving the company room to expand for the foreseeable future.

7 Cool Commercial Drone Uses Coming to a Sky Near You
 
Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), more commonly referred to as "drones," have made quite the splash with hobbyists and entrepreneurs alike since bursting into the civilian sphere. On June 21, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) released new rules on civilian drone usage, known as "Part 107." Those rules will go into effect Aug. 29, and many entrepreneurs are chomping at the bit to get their drone-based ventures off the ground, literally. - See more at: http://www.businessnewsdaily.com/9276-commercial-drones-business-uses.html#sthash.oZRv9g77.dpuf
Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), more commonly referred to as "drones," have made quite the splash with hobbyists and entrepreneurs alike since bursting into the civilian sphere. On June 21, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) released new rules on civilian drone usage, known as "Part 107."

7 Cool Commercial Drone Uses Coming to a Sky Near You - Business News Daily

North Dakota Named Best State for Millenials

An economic boom has led to an influx of young people who find jobs plentiful and the cost of living reasonable. North Dakota has the third highest proportion of its civilian, non-institutional population in the 20 to 24 age group, and has the lowest unemployment rate for that age group at 4.6 percent.

North Dakota Named Best State for Millenials - MoneyRates.com



North Dakota Ranked #4 Best State to Make a Living

North Dakota features above-average wages and one of the lowest unemployment rates in the nation at 3.1 percent. Also, among states that have an income tax, North Dakota's places the lowest percentage burden on median wage earners.

North Dakota Ranked #4 Best State to Make a Living - MoneyRates.com



New Federal Regulations for Small Drones Receive Positive Feedback from North Dakota Industry

The Federal Aviation Administration debuted a set of long-awaited regulations governing the use of unmanned aircraft Tuesday that were met with fanfare from local and national members of the industry. The rules are targeted at small unmanned aircraft, also known as drones, used for commercial and public applications and contain requirements for their operation and qualifications for their pilots.

New Federal Regulations for Small Drones Receive Positive Feedback from North Dakota Industry - Grand Forks Herald

White House Recognizes North Dakota Drone Effort

Accomplishments made with unmanned aircraft systems in North Dakota were recognized recently during a workshop hosted on the White House campus.

White House Recognizes North Dakota Drone Effort - Government Technology


Calendar
Calendar.jpgEconomic Development Roundtable
September 19, 2016
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Bismarck - North Dakota Department of Commerce

The bi-annual Economic Development Roundtable provides those keenly interested in economic development issues with an opportunity to submit agenda topics, and then Commerce staff work to bring leaders on these topics to the conversation. Commerce Commissioner Al Anderson hosts the Roundtable which includes a block of time for all attendees to discuss the successes and challenges in their respective communities or regions. To register, visit NDCommerce.com. Contact Brianna Ludwig at 701-328-5383 for questions.

Governor's Workforce & HR Conference
September 20-22, 2016
Bismarck Event Center, Bismarck

For the fourth year in a row, Governor Jack Dalrymple, the North Dakota Department of Commerce and the North Dakota Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) are collaborating to host this three-day event. To register for the Governor's Workforce & HR Conference please visit, NDWorkforceandHR.com.

New Professionals Day
November 3, 2016
9:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Bismarck - North Dakota Department of Commerce

The New Professionals Day is an opportunity for local economic development professionals, community leaders involved in economic development, new Commerce employees and others to learn more about the Department of Commerce. The Commerce leadership team and program managers meet with attendees to discuss their needs and interests, and how Commerce programs and services may help their efforts. Contact Jill Schwab at 701-328-5312 to register or for more details.

North Dakota Department of Commerce
1600 E. Century Ave., Suite 2
Bismarck, ND 58503 | 701.328.5300
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