#22 North Dakota


#9 in Taxation and Regulation

#26 in Workforce Quality

#42 in Living Environment

Right to Work?

Regional Profile – Midwest

STATE
OVERALL REGIONAL RANK
TAXATION & REGULATION REGIONAL RANK
WORKFORCE QUALITY REGIONAL RANK
LIVING ENVIRONMENT REGIONAL RANK
Illinois
12
12
12
12
Indiana
1
3
2
2
Iowa
4
5
3
4
Kansas
7
6
9
8
Michigan
11
10
10
10
Minnesota
10
11
6
7
Missouri
9
8
11
6
Nebraska
8
4
1
1
North Dakota
6
2
8
11
Ohio
2
7
4
5
South Dakota
5
1
7
9
Wisconsin
3
9
5
3

Key Industries

Agriculture, Aviation, Biotech, Energy, Manufacturing

Key Companies

Investors Real Estate Trust

MDU Resources

Titan Machinery

Advantages

The U.S. Senate passed a law extending the FAA’s drone testing program in the state for another 5 years, which will maintain jobs among 22 participating schools and more than 100 industry partners, according to Prarie Business magazine.

Challenges

Air quality in North Dakota has been downgraded, and cropland values have declined for a second year.

Key Contacts

Dept. of Commerce / Economic Development & Finance Division

Paul Lucy, Director
701-328-5388
1600 E. Century Ave., Suite 2
P.O. Box 2057
Bismarck, ND 58503

plucy@nd.gov
http://www.business.nd.gov/about/

CEO Comments

“Once the oil business recovers, North Dakota should revive again.”

Current Developments

2015 Regional Report: The Midwest
November 13, 2015

Drone Industry Takes Off in North Dakota
March 15, 2016

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