North Dakota Capitol

10 Reasons to INVEST and do
BUSINESS in North Dakota

1. North Dakota is ranked first in the nation in state competitiveness.
Beacon Hill Competitiveness Index, 2010

2. North Dakota was ranked first in Best Job Markets.
Gallup Job Creation Index, 2010

3. North Dakota residents and businesses are enjoying the largest cut in personal, corporate and property taxes in state history; cuts in 2007, 2009, and 2011 legislative sessions.
North Dakota Tax Commissioner

4. North Dakota was named the nation’s top growth performer since 2000. U.S. Chamber of Commerce, 2010

5. Forbes Magazine has recognized North Dakota among the top 10 states for business. Forbes ranked Bismarck fourth and Fargo ninth in the 2010 Best Places for Business and Careers.

6. North Dakota had the lowest number of foreclosures in the nation.
Mortgage Bankers Association, Third Quarter 2010

7. North Dakota has the lowest credit card delinquency rate and the second lowest average credit card debt in the nation.
Trans Union, National Credit Bureau, Third Quarter 2010

8. North Dakota’s exports have increased 303 percent since 2000.
U.S. Department of Commerce, 2011

9. North Dakota had the third highest growth of gross domestic product in 2009, up 3.9 percent
compared to a 2.1 percent drop in overall U.S. GDP.
Bureau of Economic Analysis

10. The Milken Institute Report on Best Performing Cities 2010 named Fargo-Moorhead as #1
and Bismarck as #2 in the nation for smaller cities.


(Source: North Dakota Commerce Department)