North Dakota Bakken Economic and Business News

If you are looking for information and articles on the economic impact of the North Dakota Bakken Energy Boom you will find it in this category with posts covering job reports, sales tax reports, etc.

There Are Still Plenty of Jobs in the Bakken

August 20, 2012

<a href=”http://www.indeed.com”>Jobs</a> by IndeedThe simple answer is YES. A quick scan of the news from North Dakota shows headlines like, “Online job openings in the state were 43.3 percent higher than one year ago and totaled 20,979″ and “North Dakota’s July unemployment rate was 2.9 percent”! And Lynn Helms, the director of North Dakota’s mineral resources department, […]

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Mancamp Tour In North Dakota

February 11, 2012

<a href=”http://www.indeed.com”>Jobs</a> by Indeed A recent informal video tour of Man Camps North of Williston North Dakota by Basin Electrical staff, a good look at some of Mancamps in Williston, and the northern towns. Also some video on the new Oneok Natural Gas Plant being built.

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CNBC’s America’s Oil Rush, Bust or Boom show.

February 6, 2012

CNBC’s show seemed pretty balanced to me, though a lot of the footage was obviously not current, they presented the good and the bad which is how things are here in North Dakota these days. You can catch the show in the segments they used in the last week to promo the show here on […]

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CNBC Special Tonight on Williston and the Bakken Oil Boom–America’s Oil Rush Boom or Bust!

February 6, 2012

Show is on CNBC at 9pm Eastern Time should be a big jump in traffic, I hope our servers can handle it!  Our readership has been growing rapidly, but this will be a good test for us.  We would really appreciate your thoughts about the show, please post any comments  you have about it below […]

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Energy Production Is a Huge Part Of North Dakota’s Economic Success

December 22, 2011

The Foundry A very interesting article and graphic map in a blog post Day by Rob Bluey discussing how North Dakota is leading the way in returning to “peak employment” from the latest recession and is joined by Texas and Alaska which also have large energy industries as part of their base. “North Dakota has […]

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North Dakota Taxable Sales and Purchases Jump 40 Percent

December 22, 2011

Bismarck Tribune Wow, talk about knocking it out of the park!  All those new big rigs and new buildings in western North Dakota I see when I drive around the oil patch are showing up once again in the Taxable Sales reports recently issued for the 3rd quarter.  Now if we can just get some […]

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Williston North Dakota Sees Record Construction Permits Issued in 2011–$357,000,000!

December 22, 2011

In spite of a challenging winter/spring in the state The City of Williston North Dakota is going to issue more than $357,000,000 in building permits in 2011. This is more than three times the permits issued in all of 2010, which was more than $105,000,000. Thankfully a new record in housing permits was issued this […]

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Grand Forks North Dakota Job Market Tight as North Dakota Oil Boom Siphons Workers West

November 12, 2011

WDAZ   A recent story from WDAZ Channel 8 TV discusses how tight the labor market is in Grand Forks and other Eastern North Dakota Cities as the Oil Boom in the Western half of North Dakota continues to siphon off workers to the higher paying jobs in the oil fields.  Job Openings are up […]

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Billings Montana Showing Strong Economic Growth From North Dakota Oil Boom

October 20, 2011

KTVQ   A recent article by KTVQ of Billings Montana discusses the strong Oil Job growth in central/eastern montana resulting from Oil Service Company Sanjel and others opening operational/training centers in Billings to supply/support their core operations in the North Dakota Oil Fields. the Upcoming Big Sky Economic Development Annual Meeting will reinforce the business growth […]

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North Dakota Oil Boom Makes a Major Impact on Billings Montana

October 20, 2011

KTVQ One of the stories coming out of this weeks Energy Hub Symposium is on the KTVQ website and has some interesting facts from the Economic Development Director from Williston North Dakota referring to all of the direct economic connections between Billings Montana and the Bakken Oil Basin.  Future growth in the Basin oil development […]

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