Area Development
{{RELATEDLINKS}}North Dakota’s business climate has gained a reputation for supporting emerging businesses, entrepreneurs, and expansions. The state’s growing manufacturing, technology-based businesses, agricultural, and energy industries, enhanced with numerous incentives, are drawing some of the world’s most recognized companies into the state.

Leading the Nation
For the past five out of six years, North Dakota’s economy has outpaced all other states according to the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis reports. Factors driving the state’s robust economy include continued growth in economic production, new jobs, and increasing export sales, leading economic indicators show.

Business Friendly Quality of Life
North Dakota is an impressive state with rolling prairies, majestic badlands, and abundant wildlife. It is also a state with exciting cities, excellent fine dining, great places to stay, and casino nightlife. Water parks, amusement parks, and state parks offer endless entertainment for families and the young-at-heart.

International Investor Program
The immigrant investor, or EB-5, program enables a foreign national to obtain permanent residence status in the U.S. Under federal law, immigrant visas are available to qualified individuals seeking permanent resident status on the basis of their engagement in a new commercial enterprise. The North Dakota/Northwest Minnesota EB-5 center located in Grand Forks, ND, can assist investors with identifying investment opportunities and accessing the EB-5 program.

Doing Business in North Dakota
Business incentives, accessibility to government officials, and workforce performance, combined with North Dakota’s favorable position as one of the lowest cost states for operating a business, are driving top companies to establish operations in North Dakota, and investors to invest in North Dakota-based enterprises.

“North Dakota has successfully implemented a long-term strategy to create one of the best business climates in the nation,” Commerce Economic Development & Finance Division Director Paul Lucy said. “Our goal is to provide an environment for North Dakota-based businesses that strengthens their competitive position in the global marketplace.”

Combined with a legendary work ethic and a highly educated workforce, North Dakota has become a dynamic place to live, work and be in business.