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Local Developers

Over 30 communities and counties in North Dakota have economic developers. These developers are supported by boards of directors that include community leaders. This means the people your business needs to succeed already understand and support economic development opportunities available to you.

Search a list of local economic development organizations.

Use the resource links below to connect with other resources to help your business be successful in North Dakota.

Greater North Dakota Chamber of Commerce
Greater North Dakota Chamber of Commerce provides leadership and support to programs, issues and activities developed through the Manufacturers and Processors Division and Wholesalers Division.

Local Economic Development Professionals
Many North Dakota cities and counties hire professionals to promote local economic development. Offices that employ staff on a full-time or part-time basis are listed below. For a listing that also includes offices run by volunteer staff, contact Economic Development and Finance.

Regional Councils
Professional local development staff is located in the eight planning regions of the state. These offices provide a broad range of services to businesses in their area.

Rural Development Council
The Rural Development Council furthers collaboration and partnerships among more than 70 federal, state, local, and community based organizations.
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