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Grand Forks looks to capitalize on oil boom

June 22, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

Oil is the resource that makes western North Dakota boom, but parts of east North Dakota are trying to attract a piece of the west’s activity by promoting resources that are increasingly scarce in the west: workers and homes. Continue Reading

Grand Forks County seeks new residents, businesses

May 16, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Community promotion was on the minds of Grand Forks County commissioners Tuesday. First, they agreed to contribute $10,000 to the Bakken Initiative, a campaign designed to promote the county’s potential to host new or expanding companies working in the Oil Patch of western North Dakota. Second, the commission approved a proposal to produce a Grand Forks County Video Tour Book, a series of streaming online videos that promote a variety of community assets, from quality of life, education and relocation, to tourism and things to do. Continue Reading

Grand Forks council approves Bakken Initiative

May 7, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Plan promotes city as place for oil firms to do businessThe Grand Forks City Council voted 6 to 1 to spend $75,000 in excess sales tax to promote the city’s potential among Oil Patch companies. In what it calls the Bakken Initiative, the city also is working to raise another $50,000 from private and other sources for the idea. Continue Reading