The Western North Dakota Energy Project is a comparative economic boom cycle analysis through Dickinson State University’s Strom Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation. The primary funding source was a Bush Foundation grant with support from Vision West ND.
The project is focused on four key activities. The first activity was the presentation of a policy white paper that was presented to the Vision West ND Consortium on September 5, 2012. Click here to view it.
Note: Since the publication of the white paper presented at the September 5, 2012 meeting, two additional papers were presented at the Federal Roundtable held on November 20, 2013 in Dickinson.
The second activity related to participating in a series of briefing meetings to understand how other fast-growth regions have dealt with the impacts of growth, and to determine recommended best practices.
The third activity related to a series of webinars that focus on boom-town cycles and best practices. More information can be found by clicking here.
The fourth activity coordinated with the Department of Mineral Resources and NDSU to share the new economic model that predicts the anticipated population growth by county for the next 30+ years.