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Expand or Relocate to North Dakota

North Dakota Business Data

Relocate or Expand to North Dakota

ND business climate, manufacturer incentives, and advantages of local communities

Business Data for North Dakota


Total Labor Force

Unemployment Rate

# Manufacturers

Manufacturing Jobs

Right to Work

Unemp. Insurance Tax

Manufacturing stats updated on 3/6/2018. All other data updated on 11/13/2017. IndustryNet is not responsible for errors or omissions.
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 Mfg. Industries
(by # of employees)
26% Industrial machinery and equipment
16% Food and kindred products
10% Fabricated metal products
7% Printing and publishing
7% Electronic and other electric equipment

Largest Mfg. Employers
(by # of employees)
Microsoft Corp. (Fargo) - 1,700
Doosan Infracore Construction Equipment (Gwinner) - 1,600
Halliburton Energy Services, Inc. (Williston) - 1,000
CNH Industrial America, LLC (Fargo) - 800
Dakota Gasification Co. (Beulah) - 700
Counties with the Most Mfg. Jobs
Cass - 18,455
Williams - 6,698
Grand Forks - 4,127
Stark - 3,143
Burleigh - 2,774

Cities with the Most Mfg. Jobs
Fargo - 14,562
Williston - 6,218
Grand Forks - 3,992
West Fargo - 3,238
Dickinson - 2,912

Mfg. 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

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