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North Dakota business climate, manufacturer incentives, and advantages of ND communities

Relocate or Expand to North Dakota - U.S. Industrial Expansion & Relocation Guide for Manufacturing Companies - Learn more about the North Dakota business climate, manufacturer incentives, and advantages of ND communities. Helping decision makers at U.S. manufacturing establishments find new locations to relocate or expand.
North Dakota Business Data*

North Dakota

Population: 646,844
Total Labor Force: 403,900
Unemployment Rate: 2.6%
Number of Manufacturers: 1,077
Manufacturing Jobs: 34,005
Right to Work: Yes
Unemp. Ins. Tax: 0.210.0%
Corporate Income Tax:
Ranges from 1.68% to 5.15% using a equally weighted three-factor apportionment formula.

Sales Tax:
5%. Exemptions include: Manufacturing, agricultural or recycling equipment; agricultural commodity processing plant construction materials; coal mine machinery or equipment; computers and telecommunications equipment; biodiesel equipment.

Property Tax:
Determined and collected on the county level. Calculated by multiplying true and full value of commercial property, which the local assessor establishes, by 50% to reach assessed value; then multiplying assessed value by 10% to reach taxable value; and then multiplying taxable value by the local mill rate. Exemptions include: Personal property; new and expanding agricultural processors (partial or full up to five years); new and expanding businesses located on property leased from a government agency.

Leading Manufacturing Industries:
(by % of total manufacturing employment)
26% Industrial machinery and equipment
16% Food and kindred products
11% Fabricated metal products
8% Printing and publishing
7% Electronic and other electric equipment

Largest Manufacturing Establishments:
(by number of employees)
Nabors Drilling USA, Inc. (Williston) - 2,000
Microsoft Corp. (Fargo) - 1,700
Doosan Infracore Construction Equipment (Gwinner) - 1,200
Halliburton Energy Services, Inc. (Williston) - 1,000
CNH Industrial-Fargo Manufacturing Plant (Fargo) - 975
Counties with the Most Manufacturing Jobs:
Cass - 17,609
Williams - 7,989
Grand Forks - 3,794
Stark - 2,986
Burleigh - 2,734

Cities with the Most Manufacturing Jobs:
Fargo - 14,134
Williston - 7,356
Grand Forks - 3,662
West Fargo - 2,943
Bismarck - 2,696

Manufacturing Related Business Incentives:
Agricultural Commodity Processing Facility Investment Tax Credit
Agricultural Products Utilization Commission (APUC) Grants
Biofuels Partnership in Assisting Community Expansion (PACE) Loan Programs
Beginning Entrepreneur Loan Guarantee Program
Biomass, Geothermal, Solar, or Wind Energy Credit
Biodiesel Tax Credits
Business and Industry Guaranteed Loan Program
Business Development Loan Program
Community Development Loan Fund (CDLF)
Industrial Development Bond (IDBs) Program
Municipal Industrial Revenue Bonds (IRBs)
Federal Intermediary Relending Program (IRP)
Main Street Loan Program
Internship Employment Tax Credit
Wind Turbine Electric Generation Property Tax Reduction
Income Tax Exemptions for New or Expanding Businesses
Manufacturing Automation Tax Credit
Seed Capital Investment Credit
Wage and Salary Tax Credit
Renaissance Zones
Job Training Assistance

Looking to reach North Dakota manufacturers? Access the North Dakota Manufacturers Database compiled by MNI.

*Manufacturing stats updated on 3/18/2014. All other stats updated on 3/18/2014. Listings updated on 4/23/2014.

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