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By tracking and analyzing trends in areas that affect our quality of life, Compass gives everyone in our state – policymakers, business and community leaders, and concerned individuals who live and work here – a common foundation to act on issues to improve our communities. More >

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Householders Of Color in North Dakota are much less likely than White (non-Hispanic) householders to own their homes.

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North Dakota Compass provides data that improves the quality of decisions made by businesses, educators, policy makers, non-profits, and community leaders. Our data helps to change lives, propel research projects, and create a brighter future for North Dakota. Change within North Dakota requires dedicated and like-minded individuals collaboratively using data to work towards measurable and effective change. In this article, ND Compass Development Coordinator, Morgan Mairs, highlights five ways to join the Compass Community to help further the ND Compass mission.

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Sustaining Members:
Dakota Medical Foundation
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North Dakota Census - Department of Commerce

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Gate City Bank

FM Area Foundation

North Dakota Association of Counties

NDSU Department of Public Health

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