#28 North Dakota


7.75 out of 10 in Taxation and Regulation

6.38 out of 10 in Workforce Quality

5.00 out of 10 in Living Environment

Right to Work?


State Profile

North Dakota is positioned for a leaner, more efficient state government, as state lawmakers in April passed a $4.3 billion general fund budget for 2017-19 that represents a more than 28 percent decrease, from $14.2 billion to $13.6 billion, from the current two-year budget cycle, which ends June 30. The budget contains more than $1.3 billion in local property tax relief, including $161 million in state funding to cover the cost of federally and state-mandated county social services and reduce local property tax rates.

Key Industries

Agriculture, Aviation, Biotech, Energy, Manufacturing

Key Companies

Investors Real Estate Trust
MDU Resources
Titan Machinery

Key Contacts

Dept. of Commerce / Economic Development & Finance Division

Jay Schuler, Commissioner
701-328-5300
1600 E. Century Ave., Suite 2
P.O. Box 2057
Bismarck, ND 58503
jschuler@nd.gov
https://www.commerce.nd.gov/

Current Developments

2016 Regional Report: The Midwest

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