Learn why Bismarck-Mandan is so attractive to businesses

Companies operating in North Dakota reap the benefits of a state recognized nationally for being a place that facilitates success. From a highly favorable economic outlook to healthy workforce environments, it's no surprise businesses are building momentum in Bismarck-Mandan.


 Built-In Advantages Lower Upfron Costs Lower Operating Costs for 10 Years
 Low electric rates LIFT Innovation Loan Fund 10-Year Property Tax Exemption
 Natural gass is 25% lower tahn the national average North Dakota Sales and Use Tax Exemption PACE & Match Loan Programs - Bank of North Dakota
 Low water rates First 2 Years Reduced Lease Rate Cash Rebate of 60% Payroll Taxes for 10 Years
 Low Sewer rates Shovel-Ready Industrial Sites with Utilities and Diligence Completed Corporate Income Tax Exemption
    Research Expencse Credit
    Agricultural Commodity Processing Facility Investment Tax Credit
group of coworkers meeting around a table#2 - Comparisun ranked North Dakota as having the second-happiest workforce in 2019.

#3 - North Dakota had the third-highest crude oil production of any state in the country in 2022, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration.

#4 - MoneyRates ranked North Dakota as the fourth-best state for places for young adults to live in 2023.

#5 - 24/7 Wall St. ranked North Dakota in 2020 as the best state for business in the Midwest and fifth best nationwide.

#9 - Rich States, Poor States lists North Dakota with the ninth-best economic outlook for U.S. states in 2022.

North Dakota and Bismarck-Mandan offer employers numerous advantages in hiring individuals. One significant draw is the high wages typically paid to area employees, illustrated below.

Salary by Selected Occupations

Title Hourly Median
Accountants and Auditors 27.86
Administrative Service Managers 37.95
Automotive Service Tech and Mechanics     19.36
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Audit Clerks     17.61
Cashiers 11.61
Claims Adjuster, Examiner, and Invest 25.73
Computer Operators 18.86
Computer User Support Specialists 22.54
Computer Systems Analysts     33.37
Counter and Rental Clerks     14.62
Customer Service Representatives     15.31
Executive Secretaries & Administrative Assistants  24.17
Financial Managers     52.85
Heating, Air Cond and Refrig Mechanics 22.75
Loan Officers 31.64
Machinists 23.64
Maintenance and Repair Worker (General) 17.60
Network and Computer Systems Admin 33.70
Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 27.76
Receptionists and Information Clerks 15.42
Retail Salespersons 12.25
Sheet Metal Workers     23.57
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers     14.51
Surveying and Mapping Technicians 22.19

Job Service North Dakota Occupational Employment Survey, 2016 Edition