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For information on demographics, local, state and national organizations and meetings, economic trends, community development tools, leadership skill building and other related topics, please click on the titles listed below

Agritourism- Information on agritourism resources
Alternative Farming Systems Information Center - Resources on alternative farming
Center for Rural Affairs - Resources for family farms and ranches
Center for Rural Entrepreneurship
Job Service North Dakota
- Resources on all areas of workforce development programs
National Association of Community Development Extension Professionals- Extension organization
National Association of Counties - Building strong public-private partnerships in communities/counties
Natural Resources Conservation Service - Rural development technical assistance
N.D. Association of Counties - Resources and services for counties in North Dakota
N.D. Department of Commerce - State leader in economic development programs
N.D. Division of Community Services - Administrator of state and federal programs
N.D. Division of Economic Development and Finance- Resource information for business ventures
N.D. Division of Tourism - Information on travel and adventures in North Dakota
N.D. League of Cities - providing educational opportunities and services to city officials
N.D. Small Business Development Center - Assistance in starting a business in North Dakota
North Dakota Compass - Information on demographics and economics
New Business Registration - Registering your business in North Dakota
Rural Policy Research Institute - Offering On-line resources
Service Corps of Retired Executives (SCORE)- Entrepreneurial education on small businesses
Skills & Technology Training Center - Providing training opportunities for business and industry
Small Business Administration - Assisting with industry businesses success
Small Business Development Center - Assist with business plans
Small Business Development Registration Hubzone Site Federal contracting opportunities
Small Bis Survival - The rural and small town business resource
Small Business Note - Small business resources and tips
UND Center of Innovation - Assist with new ventures and marketing new business products
U.S. Data Census Bureau-Collection of statistics from demographic and economic subject areas
USDA Agricultural Marketing Service - Administer research and promotion programs
USDA Economic Research Service - Major source of economic information and research
USDA Rural Development - Resources for rural communities
US Forest Service - Rural Community Assistance

Financial Resources

Agricultural Products Utilization Commission - Grants for businesses in North Dakota
Bank of North Dakota - Financing your business
Dakota Business Lending - Small business lending partnerships for North Dakota and Western Minnesota
ENG Lending - Small business development
N.D. Community Foundation -Resources for improving the life for North Dakota communities
ND JumpStart Coalition - Tools for your financial future
N.D. Rural Development - Access to informational resources on rural development
N.D. Small Business Administration - Resource for small business development
Northern Plains Electric Cooperative - Assisting with financing  programs for businesses
USDA Rural Development Enterprise Grants - Business and Cooperative Programs


Research and Training Resources

Federal Homeland Bank - Assisting small business,  rural and agricultural with loan programs
Federal Reserve Bank - The central bank of the United States
Innovate North Dakota - Promote entrepreneur education for North Dakota
Rural Policy Research Institute -Rural Policy - Resources
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office- Processing patent application


Other Links

Business Retention and Expansion International - Assisting to improve community programs
Dakota American LLC- Developing the Dakota's
Economic Development Association of ND -Assist ND residents to increase economic opportunities
For Farmers - Marketplace for buying and selling new and uses items -anything relating to farm/ranch
Kauffman Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership -Supporting entrepreneurship
N.D. Ag Statistics Service - Quick stat's data base service
U. S. Department of Agriculture - Committed to helping America's farmers & ranchers
U.S. Department of Labor Employment and Training Administration -Laws & Regulations




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