20-year ND development plan being launchedGov. Jack Dalrymple and the state Chamber of Commerce are promoting a 20-year development plan for North Dakota.
MINOT, N.D. (AP) — Gov. Jack Dalrymple and the state Chamber of Commerce are promoting a 20-year development plan for North Dakota.
Dalrymple and chamber director Andy Peterson are outlining the proposal Monday. A steering committee includes media executives and Democratic and Republican state lawmakers.
Dalrymple says the effort will focus on ways to expand North Dakota's recreational and cultural offerings along with business development and growth. Meetings are to be held in North Dakota's eight largest cities next month to talk about the proposal.
The U.S. Agriculture Department's Rural Development agency is carrying out a separate initiative on North Dakota's future. Agency director Jasper Schneider says community meetings have been held in Linton, Devils Lake and Grafton, and others are planned.