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North Dakota Compass

North Dakota Compass provides and promotes the use of credible data to improve the quality of life in North Dakota.

A project of the Center for Social Research at North Dakota State University, North Dakota Compass provides reliable and consistent information needed by North Dakota’s community, policy, organizational, non-profit, and business leaders who must plan for the future in an environment of continuous change. More >

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Voter turnout increased in 2020 in most North Dakota counties

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Resources to Support North Dakota’s Small Businesses, Non-profits, and Municipalities

Katherine Roth serves as the Executive Director of the Jamestown Regional Entrepreneur Center (JREC), which is located on the campus of the University of Jamestown. The JREC was established to support the creation of startups in the counties of Wells, Foster, Griggs, Stutsman, Barnes, Logan, LaMoure, McIntosh, and Dickey. Katherine organizes entrepreneurship and workforce education events to network individuals interested in various industries. Additionally, she organizes customized business training and individual technical assistance to support individuals in starting and building a business. The website for the JREC is www.JRECenter.com. Katherine Roth may be contacted at Katherine.Roth@uj.edu and 701-253-4112.

In this article, Katherine presents a series of resources for North Dakota's small businesses, non-profits, and municipalities.

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Geographic Profiles

Find data organized by geographic area. Get profiles by state, planning region, Native American reservation area, county, metropolitan and micropolitan areas, and cities with populations of at least 1,000 people. View profiles >

State Legislative District Profiles

Highlighting measures focusing on population, household, social, and economic characteristics for each of the 47 districts in North Dakota.
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Community Building Toolkit

Explore the ND Compass Community Building Toolkit. It provides a framework and resources to improve your community development process.



North Dakota Compass 2017 EVALUATION HIGHLIGHTS



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