Grand Forks & Bismarck named in top 10 Best Small Cities to Start a Small Business Report

Officer Cody Holte Memorial Service Jun 02
June 2, 2020. Grand Forks Police Department officer Cody Holte's Memorial Service at Ralph Engelstad Arena in Grand Forks, ND. Mandatory photo credit Russell Hons

UNITED STATES – Grand Forks is third and Bismarck is fifth on’s Best Small Cities to Start a Small Business Report.

The website praises Grand Forks for the city’s 83% loan approval rate and its average commute time of 13 minutes. Both are the best on’s list.

Even though agriculture is a big industry in North Dakota, the cellular carrier cites what it calls a significant amount of non-farm businesses as a reason to start a business in the capital city.

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