economy

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…

Senator Hoeven Stresses the Importance of Tech Entrepreneurs to State’s Economy

The senator gave a highlight speech to those in attendance at the One Million Cups Reunion event at the Island Park Stage Theater

FARGO, N.D. — Senator John Hoeven stopped in Fargo to highlight the need for business entrepreneurs in North Dakota’s economy. Hoeven was the spotlight speaker at the One Million Cups Reunion at the Island Park Stage. The crowd inside the Stage Theater heard success stories from the area’s small business owners. Hoeven stressed how young entrepreneurs and small businesses can…

Senator Hoeven Hosts Roundtable Discussion on Tax Relief

Hoeven specifically wanted to get input about how he could help middle class individuals and families

FARGO, ND — Senator John Hoeven held a roundtable to get community input about tax relief for North Dakotans. State manufacturers, exporters and agricultural industry leaders were all there to provide their thoughts on what should be done next. Hoeven specifically wanted to get input about how he could help middle class individuals and families. However, he says he hopes…

Sen. Hoeven Meets with U.S. Treasury Secretary Over Tax Relief

It would increase the standard deduction for individuals to $12,000 and married couples to $24,000

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Treasury Secretary is on Capitol Hill looking for support for tax relief. Steven Mnuchin met with North Dakota U.S. Senator John Hoeven to talk about modernizing and simplifying the tax code. The draft Senate tax relief bill provides a net tax cut of about $1,500 for a median income family of four. It would increase…

Minnesota Loses Bid to Host World’s Fair

Full-scale World Expos are now held every five years, with specialized expos in intervening years

  MINNESOTA — The state of Minnesota has lost its bid to host what would have been the first World’s Fair on U.S. soil in 40 years. The state was beat out by a campaign by Argentina’s capital to celebrate human creativity. The Bureau of International Expositions voted to hand the 2022-2023 specialized World Expo to Buenos Aires instead of…

“I Want Everyone to See What’s Happening with Us Here” : The Dying Children of Venezuela

The Venezuelan Government Says the Media is Sensationalizing the Health Crisis. CNN's Paula Newton has more from Venezuela

1/13 Deivis Perez, who is 14-years-old, needs dialysis to survive but people in Venezuela say the economy has turned health care into a luxury. COURTESY: CNN Show Caption Hide Caption 2/13 Deivis, before he became hospitalized, is what his mother says is the picture of good health. COURTESY: CNN Show Caption Hide Caption 3/13 Deivis’ mother, Sandra, puts salve on…

U.S. Loses 33,000 Jobs in September; Unemployment Rate Still Drops to Record Low in 16 Years

It's the first monthly employment decline in seven years and it wasn't what economists predicted would happen

  NATIONAL — The Federal Government says the U.S. lost 33,000 jobs in September. It’s the first monthly employment decline in seven years and it wasn’t what economists predicted would happen. Analysts said they were hoping for an increase of 90,000 jobs but with two major hurricanes hitting the U.S. we also took a hit on our economy. Despite the…

Business Leaders Learn to Be Innovative With a Shrinking Available Workforce

Governor's Workforce and HR Conference kicked off in Fargo

FARGO, N.D. — The Governor’s Workforce and HR Conference kicked off at the Holiday Inn in Fargo. Business leaders are learning how they can get the most from a shrinking available workforce. Topics covered in previous years have led to innovation in the business community and helped attract workers to the area. “I think Fargo has been innovative in a…