Why ND/MN?

North Dakota and Minnesota have sparked the interest of many people worldwide, because of their expanding economies and strong business climates.

Top 10 Reasons to Invest in North Dakota

  1. #1 for the Best Hiring Climate in 2014. Gallup Job Creation Index, 2014.
  2. North Dakota’s GDP growth outpaces all other states for the fourth consecutive year. Bureau of Economic Analysis, 2014.
  3. #2 in the nation for state competitiveness. Beacon Hill Competitive Index, 2013.
  4. Nation’s #1 top overall growth performer since 2000. U.S. Chamber of Commerce, 2014.
  5. North Dakota named the best run state in the nation for the 3rd year in a row. 24/7 Wall Street, 2014.
  6. North Dakota ranks as the #2 best state for business. Forbes Magazine’s Best States for Business and Careers, 2014.
  7. North Dakota ranks #2 in the nation for lowest unemployment rates. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2015.
  8. North Dakota ranks #2 for economic growth potential in 2014. Business Facilities, 2014.
  9. North Dakota ranks #1 in a national entrepreneurship index. University of Nebraska, Bureau of Business Research, 2014.
  10. North Dakota has created the most job growth since 2009 with 28.6% job growth in 6 years. Bureau of Economic Analysis, 2015.

Top 10 Reasons to Invest in Minnesota

  1. #5 in the nation for state competitiveness. Beacon Hill Competitive Index, 2013.
  2. Minnesota ranks #4 in the nation for highest quality of life. CNBC America’s Top States for Business, 2014.
  3. Minnesota ranks sixth in the nation for best state for business. CNBC America’s Top States for Business, 2014.
  4. Minneapolis-St. Paul ranks #1 among the largest metropolitan areas in the number of Fortune 500 companies per capita. Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development, 2014.
  5. #5 in the nation for best economy. CNBC America’s Top States for Business, 2014.
  6. Minnesota is recognized as having the best health care in the country. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, 2012.
  7. Ranks sixth in the nation for lowest unemployment rates. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2015.
  8. Home to the Mall of America, the largest mall in the nation. USA Today, 2015.
  9. University of Minnesota ranks in the top twenty-five best public colleges in the nation. Forbes, 2014.
  10. Minnesota ranks #3 as the most literate cities in the nation. Central Connecticut State University, 2013.

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