February 7, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald
The department’s Census Office would replace the State Data Center at North Dakota State University. The director of the center, Richard Rathge, is planning to retire. The Commerce Department, like the center, would work with the U.S. Census Bureau to gather data, interpret data and respond to public requests for data. Continue Reading
January 10, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald
Bidding will begin this week for words and brand names such as “.sport,” “.NYC” and “.bank” to join “.com” as online monikers.
Up to 1,000 domain name suffixes the “.com” in an Internet address could be added each year in the most sweeping change to the domain name system since its creation in the 1980s. Continue Reading
April 29, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald
A former executive for the Tesoro Corp. oil company has been named as the new director of the North Dakota Commerce Department. Alan Anderson starts the job next week. Continue Reading
April 28, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald
North Dakota lawmakers gave final approval today to the state’s Commerce Department budget, restoring Centers of Excellence and providing child care funding. Continue Reading
April 14, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald
North Dakota Democrats say a newly crafted budget for the state Commerce Department includes spending earmarks that haven’t had a public hearing. Continue Reading
April 6, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald
Funding for Centers of Excellence, an energy director and American Indian businesses is back in the Commerce Department budget.
The Senate Appropriations Committee has approved its version of the budget, which has $7.9 million more than the House version. Continue Reading
January 20, 2011 in INFORUM
ST. PAUL While Minnesota lawmakers haggle over redefining permitting and environmental review processes, one business leader presented a potential solution. Continue Reading
September 30, 2010 in Grand Forks Herald
The nation’s economic growth tailed off sharply in the spring and probably isn’t faring any better now.
September 24, 2010 in Grand Forks Herald
Normally the building industry powers economic recoveries. Each new home built creates, on average, the equivalent of three jobs for a year and generates about $90,000 in taxes, according to the National Association of Home Builders.
September 21, 2010 in Grand Forks Herald
The gains were driven mainly by apartment and condominium construction, not the much larger single-family homes sector.