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North Dakota ranked as having No. 1 economy, first in economic opportunity by WalletHub

Last week, WalletHub released its report of 2023's Best States to Live in, comparing all 50 states in a variety of categories.

North Dakota ranked first in economy and economic development in the report.

"North Dakota is OPEN for business," Gov. Doug Burgum tweeted, highlighting the rankings.

North Dakota ranked 16th overall when factoring in other categories such as affordability, education and health, quality of life and safety.

Indian Affairs Commission meeting highlighted with collaboration efforts between state, tribal nations

The North Dakota Indian Affairs Commission's regular meeting, chaired by Lt. Gov. Tammy Miller, was held Tuesday at the State Capitol.

The meeting included insightful exchanges among tribal leaders about ongoing economic development initiatives within their respective communities. Charles Gorecki, CEO of the Energy & Environmental Research Center (EERC) at the University of North Dakota, presented on how the EERC remains dedicated to forging steadfast partnerships with tribal nations in their ongoing pursuit of energy development.

Additionally, two cabinet agency leaders, Department of Water Resources Director Andrea Travnicek and Chief Information Officer Kuldip Mohanty from North Dakota Information Technology, shared their strategies for further collaboration between the state and tribal agencies.

Created by the North Dakota Legislature in 1949, the Indian Affairs Commission was one of the first such commissions established in the United States. Although its official function has been modified over the years to reflect changes in federal and state policy, the main goal of the Commission has always been to create a better North Dakota through the improvement of tribal-state relations and better understanding between American Indian and non-Indian people.

Join us for the seventh annual Recovery Reinvented

Attend in-person at Minot State University or watch the event live at recoveryreinvented.com on Oct. 5

State and national addiction experts will share their insight into how to turn "Advocacy into Action" at the seventh annual Recovery Reinvented, an event dedicated to ending the shame and stigma surrounding the disease of addiction.

The experience will be hosted by Gov. Burgum and First Lady Kathryn Burgum and will be free for both in-person attendees and online via livestream broadcast at recoveryreinvented.com.

Recovery Reinvented is free and open to the public, but space is limited, and registration is required. Registrants will be asked to indicate if they will attend in-person or virtually for the day-of experience and may update their registration status at any point.

Join us for the Main Street ND Summit

The 2023 summit will take place Oct. 24-25 in Watford City

North Dakota's economy is changing, and attracting skilled workforce to your company and community is more important than ever. To attract the best and brightest, private and public sectors need to work together to tell the story and show why employees need to call North Dakota home.

The 2023 North Dakota Main Street ND Summit is your opportunity to learn from experts and network with other community leaders. The theme this year is Innovative Workforce Solutions. The summit will feature nationally renowned keynote speakers and hands-on workshops that will provide you with the tools to attract and retain the next generation of North Dakota’s workforce.

There are several tours and activities that you can also sign up for when you register.