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Related Non NDSU Websites

Agricultural Marketing Resource Center -Providing market research information
Agritourism- Information on agritourism resources
Alternative Farming Systems Information Center - Resources on alternative farming
Center for Rural Affairs - Resources for family farms and ranches
Dakota Certified Development Corp. -Providing assistance to small businesses
Economic Research Service- USDA - Planning assistance in research, education and businesses
I.D.E.A Center - Incubator for developing entrepreneurial activity
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
NDSU Research Technology - Developing new technologies, methods and systems
New Business Registration - Registering your business in North Dakota
North Central Regional Center for Rural Development - Program resources
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
Southern Rural Development Center - Land grant research & Education resources
Strom Center for Entrepreneurship - Entrepreneurship innovation
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
Building Better Rural Places - Guide for federal programs and resources
Dakota Certified Development Corporation -A lender to small businesses
National Rural Funders Collaborative -Partnership working to expand resources
N.D. Community Foundation -Resources for improving the life for North Dakota communities
ND JumpStart Coalition - Tools for your financial future
N.D. Regional Planning Councils - Planning and Development Offices
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:
NDSU Research Technology -
Developing new technologies, methods and systems
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

Publications - Online:

Alternative Agriculture Publications -Different business suggestions
 Starting a Bed and Breakfast in North Dakota - How to get started
Reports, Forms and Licenses in North Dakota - Where to register
USDA Farmers Direct Marketing - Resources on marketing products 

Other Links:     
Business Retention and Expansion International - Assisting to improve community programs
Community Information Resources Center (CIRC) Issues impacting rural America
Dakota American LLC- Developing the Dakota's
Direct Farm Marketing & Tourism Handbook - Arizona - Services on marketing products
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
Innovate ND - The search for innovation and ideas begin here
Kauffman Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership -Supporting entrepreneurship
N.D. Ag Statistics Service - Quick stat's data base service
Rural Entrepreneurship Business Resource Materials - Power of ideas resource center
U. S. Department of Agriculture - Committed to helping America's farmers & ranchers
U.S. Department of Labor Employment and Training Administration -Laws & Regulations

Funding and information resources for rural:    
-Child care center start-up:
-Fire departments:
-Small business development:

ND Disaster Information Site

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