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Dalrymple Touts North Dakota’s Strong Economy at Forbes Reinventing America Summit
Gov. Jack Dalrymple today attended the Forbes Reinventing America Summit in Chicago and spoke to attendees about the strength of North Dakota’s economy and how the state is leading the nation in economic growth, job creation and the expansion of targeted industries. Dalrymple was invited to address the summit by Forbes publisher and North Dakota native, Rich Karlgaard. “Exciting things are happening in North Dakota and the nation is taking notice,” Dalrymple said. “We have a strong message of growth and innovation, and I enjoyed bringing that message to the summit as an example of what can be done across the country.” During his remarks, the Governor highlighted some of the state’s economic milestones and rankings, including recent reports that name North Dakota a leader in both personal income and population growth. Dalrymple stated that for the sixth time in the last seven years, North Dakota has recorded the strongest personal income growth among all states, according to the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis. The state’s average personal income increased 7.6 percent last year, while the nation averaged 2.6 percent growth. The U.S. Census Bureau announced today that population growth is being reported in all regions of the state and that a number of North Dakota communities and counties ranked among the nation’s fastest growing. The Forbes Reinventing America Summit is a first-of-its-kind event bringing together industry executives, entrepreneurs, academics and elected officials who are leading the next revolution of innovation and opportunity in the country. Joining Dalrymple as speakers were Steve Forbes, Forbes Media; Bill Ford, Ford Motor Company; Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel; David Cote, Honeywell; and Sam Zell, Equity Group Investments.