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North Dakota Development Fund Adds Board Members
Post Date: May 13 2016

By ND Commerce
Commerce Commissioner Alan Anderson announced two new members for the North Dakota Development Fund board today, Pat Murphy with Murphy Motors in Williston and Scott Davis with the North Dakota Indian Affairs Commission. 

Murphy, a native of Minot, has been a Chevrolet, Buick, Cadillac, and GMC Truck Dealer in Williston since 1987.  Murphy was recognized nationally by winning the TIME Magazine Quality Dealer Award in 2011. He is a past President of the North Dakota Automobile Dealers Association and served on the General Motors Dealer Advisory Board for three years. Murphy also served on the Advisory Board for XM Satellite Radio and Onstar. 

Davis was appointed executive director of the North Dakota Indian Affairs Commission in April 2009 by Gov. John Hoeven. He serves at a cabinet level between North Dakota's state and tribal governments to address issues regarding education systems, court systems, economic development, social services, gaming, oil-energy, law enforcement, transportation, healthcare systems, veterans and youth. Prior to his appointment, Davis served in a number of capacities at United Tribes Technical College in Bismarck, including Development Officer, Wellness Activities Coordinator, Facilitator and Adjunct Instructor. 

“Pat and Scott bring a wealth of experience and understanding of the business community and will be a great addition to our board,” Anderson said. 

The North Dakota Development Fund was created in 1991 as an economic development tool. It provides flexible gap financing through debt and equity investments for new or expanding North Dakota primary sector businesses. Primary sector businesses create new wealth and are typically manufacturers, food processors and exported service companies. 

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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