Strong ND Economy Continues to Bring Business - KXNet.com - Bismarck/Minot/Williston/Dickinson-KXNEWS,ND

Strong ND Economy Continues to Bring Business

Posted: Updated:

North Dakota is open for business.

The newest campaign for the Greater North Dakota Chamber of Commerce has stirred some controversy in neighboring states,

but Chief Executive Andy Peterson says the sign is true: the tax, legal and regulatory environment in North Dakota has business thriving.

North Dakota's economy expanded 13.4 percent in 2012.

The North Dakota Chamber is hosting Legislative Session Review meetings across the state.

Peterson says businesses did quite well this session, especially in labor laws.

He says much of the country attributes North Dakota's success to oil, but agriculture, manufacturing and technology are all on the rise as well.

He says North Dakota's success has more to do with a friendly business environment.

(Andy Peterson, ND Chamber of Commerce CEO) "We put a sign just across the Minnesota boarder that said 'North Dakota Open for Business.' A few folks in Minnesota didn't like that but we heard a lot from Minnesota business owners saying, 'You know, I grew up in North Dakota, I now run a business in St Cloud,' or 'Minneapolis. I'm tired of the tax, legal and regulatory system here.' It's fun to entice them back here with the environment we have here. Everywhere we go people are talking about what works in North Dakota. And truly, it does work in North Dakota."

The Greater North Dakota Chamber has hosted Legislative Session Review meetings in Williston, Dickinson and Bismarck.

They'll be moving to the eastern side of the state next week.

  • Minot/Williston NewsMore>>

  • Zoo Animals Get New Toys

    Zoo Animals Get New Toys

    Thursday, April 24 2014 7:46 PM EDT2014-04-24 23:46:59 GMT
    Play time is a priority for the animals at Roosevelt Park Zoo.And thanks to a two thousand dollar donation from the folks at Hess Corporation, the zoo's cats will have some new toys.Today Lions, Tigers and bears were given these new toys, thanks to the company's donation.Weebles that weigh from 45 to 95 pounds and cost several hundred dollars each were enthusiastically accepted by the inhabitants at the zoo.Senior Keeper Becky Zahn Walcker says that the enrichment devices are such a treat bec...
    Play time is a priority for the animals at Roosevelt Park Zoo.And thanks to a two thousand dollar donation from the folks at Hess Corporation, the zoo's cats will have some new toys.Today Lions, Tigers and bears were given these new toys, thanks to the company's donation.Weebles that weigh from 45 to 95 pounds and cost several hundred dollars each were enthusiastically accepted by the inhabitants at the zoo.Senior Keeper Becky Zahn Walcker says that the enrichment devices are such a treat bec...
  • Business Beat - Dot's

    Business Beat - Dot's

    Thursday, April 24 2014 7:45 PM EDT2014-04-24 23:45:01 GMT
    Business Beat today looks at what it has taken to make a local business nearly a household name...and common snack too.Dot's Pretzels' share of the snack market is growing in the region -- and that has meant lots more work in Velva where the company is based.Perry Olson has that.Chop down on one of these...and you are bound to go back for more -- Dot's Pretzels -- baked up in Velva -- have taken off.(Dorothy 'Dot' Henke - Dot's Pretzels Owner) "I had a sales rep the other day...what he is say...
    Business Beat today looks at what it has taken to make a local business nearly a household name...and common snack too.Dot's Pretzels' share of the snack market is growing in the region -- and that has meant lots more work in Velva where the company is based.Perry Olson has that.Chop down on one of these...and you are bound to go back for more -- Dot's Pretzels -- baked up in Velva -- have taken off.(Dorothy 'Dot' Henke - Dot's Pretzels Owner) "I had a sales rep the other day...what he is say...
  • Student Spotlight --- Powers Lake

    Student Spotlight --- Powers Lake

    Thursday, April 24 2014 7:39 PM EDT2014-04-24 23:39:38 GMT
    Tonight's Student Spotlight falls on the top graduate at Powers Lake.Let's meet Jonathan Rosencrans.(Jonathan Rosencrans, Powers Lake Senior) "I think I did well here because there's not many students here to the teacher and the teachers are able to interact with all the students on a personal level. I enjoy physics class and have enjoyed math classes through the years. The teachers there are Mrs. Wistoff and Mrs. Schultz, and Mrs. Bolin has been a very helpful teacher, she's our English teac...
    Tonight's Student Spotlight falls on the top graduate at Powers Lake.Let's meet Jonathan Rosencrans.(Jonathan Rosencrans, Powers Lake Senior) "I think I did well here because there's not many students here to the teacher and the teachers are able to interact with all the students on a personal level. I enjoy physics class and have enjoyed math classes through the years. The teachers there are Mrs. Wistoff and Mrs. Schultz, and Mrs. Bolin has been a very helpful teacher, she's our English teac...
Quick Clicks
Closings/Delays
View list
Calendar
What's happening?
Lottery Results
Feeling lucky?
Viewer Photos
Submit yours!
Road Report
Current conditions
TV Listings
See what's on
Gas Prices
Check near you
E-Mail Newsletter
Signup now

Most Popular

Stories
Videos
loading...
Powered by WorldNow
General information or questions:
kxinfo@kxnet.com

News:
Bismarck:
Phone: 701-223-9197
News Fax: 701-223-1985

News:
Minot:
Phone: 701-852-2104
News Fax: 701-838-1050
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and KXNET. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.