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Eye on Energy: Bakken Expo Setup

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Energy is taking over the State Fair Center the next couple of days in Minot.

The Bakken oil workers and Oil Service Expo gets underway Tuesday morning and has hundreds of businesses all playing a big part in the show.

Shaun Sipma has more.

Energy is a big draw in the national business climate.

Which is why it's not surprising to hear that more than 280 Businesses from 37 states and Canada have come together for the first ever Bakken Oil Workers and Oil Service Expo in Minot.

(Michelle Williams, Bakken Expo Producer) "We're getting volumes of calls people that are just finding out about the show but we're in a sold out status at this point."

Sold out of booth space.

Organizers expect lots of foot traffic through these halls the next few days.

(Michelle Williams, Bakken Expo Producer) We really are aiming to create a lot of opportunities for networking and volume business, as well as creating opportunities for people to find jobs."

The intrigue of the Bakken, the energy, the development is enough for many business to see what opportunities are here and how to get their foot in the door.

(Joe Jakes, Anixter - Plymouth, MN) "The real challenge for companies like us is, okay how do we really get out there and try to make the contacts and work with some of these companies."

For others who are established, the continued influx of new businesses is opportunity to expand.

(Brock Holbert, Pacific & Main - Williston & Mandan) "People are still learning about the oil industry and they use these expos and they learn more and more about it."

And there's a lot to learn about every aspect of oil and energy that has the nation buzzing about Bakken.

In Minot with your Eye On Energy, Shaun Sipma KX News.

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