economy

Gov. Burgum calls Fargo hottest job market in the country at Economic Outlook Forum

The event featured several speakers, including Forbes publisher Rich Karlgaard and Gov. Doug Burgum

FARGO, N.D. — The Chamber’s 2020 Economic Outlook Forum highlights the metro as one of the best places to live based on local economic trends. The event featured Forbes publisher and North Dakota native Rich Karlgaard as keynote speaker. He explored various factors impacting the economy, from technology to energy and workforce trends. Gov. Doug Burgum says Fargo is the…

Former UND Hockey Player Announces Run For Mayor In Grand Forks

Mayor Brown has been in office since 2000

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — A former NHL and UND Hockey player is throwing his hat into the race for mayor of Grand Forks. Brandon Bochenski announced he would try and replace Mayor Michael Brown Bochenski says he’s focused on helping grow the city he says has been stalling under Brown. He says he will put an excitement and a burst…

Women Involved In Farm Economics Holds Annual Convention

This is the 43rd annual convention for the organization

FARGO, N.D. — Women Involved In Farm Economics, or WIFE, held their 43rd Annual National Convention at the Expressway Suites In Fargo. For WIFE Vice President Jennifer Jones, this year’s convention is tackling a range of issues, including low commodity prices, tariffs, monopolies and the high suicide rate for farmers. “We are all small–time farmers trying to make it. These…

North Dakota Travel and Tourism Week Begins

Tourism is the state's third-largest industry

BISMARCK, ND — This is the start of “North Dakota Travel and Tourism Week” as declared by Gov. Doug Burgum. He says tourism plays a significant role in growing our economy, generating revenue for thousands of tourism-based businesses and helping to attract and retain a 21st century workforce. In 2015, 22 million people visited North Dakota spending just over 3 billion…

Mayors From Around Region Gather At Summit on Entrepreneurship

They learned about ways they can foster innovation in their communities

FARGO, N.D. — The Mayors’ Summit for Entrepreneurship brought mayors from around the region together to learn about ways they can bolster their economies. “This is a region that’s been built by entrepreneurs. We’re just trying to continue the legacy of those folks and keep supporting new ventures,” Greg Tehven, co-founder of Emerging Prairie, said. Some of the key points were…

Trump Jr. Talks Oil Industry, Economy at N.D. Petroleum Council Meeting

He also urged people to vote in the midterm elections

FARGO, N.D. — President Trump was in town just a couple of weeks ago, and now his son is in Fargo to give a speech to the North Dakota Petroleum Council meeting. In a talk called “Unleashing America’s Economy,” Donald Trump Jr. spoke about what he considers his father’s accomplishments and why it’s so important to vote in the midterm…

Congressman Kevin Cramer Visits the Chamber to Discuss Updates from Congress

Cramer believes wages and economic growth have been pushed higher and revenue to the government is rising

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Congressman Kevin Cramer makes a visit to the Fargo West Fargo Moorhead Chamber to discuss updates from Congress. He says the economy is in an exciting place, with more job openings than people looking for work. Cramer believes wages and economic growth have been pushed higher and revenue to the government is rising. He says there is…

Small Business Week Puts Small Businesses in the Spotlight

Small businesses make up over 98 percent of businesses in North Dakota

FARGO, N.D. — National Small Business Week, which runs from April 29 to May 5, celebrates the role that small businesses have throughout the nation. Small businesses have a huge impact on the local economy, making up over 98 percent of all businesses in the state and employing over half of employees in North Dakota. “From a North Dakota economy…

New CEO of Non-Profit Shares Vision of Revitalized Downtown Moorhead

Centerpiece of the new downtown plan is a redevelopment of Center Avenue

MOORHEAD, Minn. — A non–profit organization has hired a new president to help spark economic development in downtown Moorhead. Downtown Moorhead, Inc. has hired Derrick LaPoint to lead the group’s efforts to revitalize Moorhead’s urban core. LaPoint spent the last five years as a planner with the city of Fargo managing Fargo’s development. The new president has picked Center Avenue…