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Fishing is only one of the many activities North Dakota has to offer.

Is it time for you to consider the good life in North Dakota?

We are building an environment where people can live larger and businesses can grow faster. North Dakota offers career opportunities, family-friendly communities, great schools, and a balance that gives the best of life in the city or country. Learn more about North Dakota and you’ll begin to realize that the good life may be waiting for you here.

Learn more about Why North Dakota is the right place for you!
 
North Dakota has worked hard to diversify our economy and those strategies are producing real results with increased economic production, job growth and rising wages.

North Dakota has boasted the country’s most robust economy over the past five years. It is tops for job growth (4.7% annually is twice as high as any other state), income growth (3.6%), gross state product growth (8.6%) and unemployment (3.2% average). Since 2007, North Dakota has been leading the nation in per capita income growth at a rate of 5.1 percent, with an average of wage of $55,802 in 2014.

We have the lowest unemployment rate in the country, with jobs available in a wide range of fields, from energy to manufacturing, health care, education, administration and much more. Learn what some of the relocators who are New to North Dakota have to say.

An important part of the good life is our way of life. Our wide-open spaces offer endless opportunities for outdoor recreation, while our cities offer shopping, dining, culture and nightlife. North Dakota consistently ranks among the top states for high school graduation. We have excellent school systems, from elementary schools through higher education and career training. We also have the shortest average commute time in the country according to the U.S. Census, giving you more time to enjoy the good life you’ll find in North Dakota.

Use the map below to find out more about North Dakota. You'll find resources for open jobs, housing, demographics, educational and training opportunities, and things to do all across the state. If you’re not sure which area of North Dakota is right for you, visit Experience ND, email our relocation specialists at Relocate@nd.gov, or call 1-866-432-5682.
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