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North Dakota Compass

ND 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, ND 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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Data Highlight

Older adults in North Dakota are more educated than previous generations.

line graph showing the homeownership rate by age group for North Dakota, from 2010 and 2017.

Featured Article

Learning from Fargo: An Exploration of the Fargo-Moorhead Entrepreneurial Ecosystem

Author photos - Joshua Marineau and Onnolee Nordstrom

Joshua Marineau is an Assistant Professor of Management in the College of Business Management and Marketing department at North Dakota State University (NDSU). His research focuses on positive and negative social networks in the workplace. Specifically, how interpersonal conflict influences individual outcomes, as well as how individuals perceive their own and others’ conflict within the organization. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Kentucky’s Gatton College of Business and Economics. Onnolee Nordstrom also is an Assistant Professor in the College of Business at NDSU. Her research has examined a variety of questions pertaining to entrepreneurship, family business, philanthropy, and community development. She works with NDSU’s Research and Tech Park and the College of Business’ Entrepreneurial Initiatives to provide opportunities for NDSU students to develop an entrepreneurial mindset and skills to become innovative future leaders. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Alberta in Canada. In this article they highlight a number of key findings from their research on the Fargo-Moorhead entrepreneurial community.

North Dakota Compass 2017 EVALUATION HIGHLIGHTS


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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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