The Main Street ND Summit (which took place on February 12-13, 2018), was a gathering of local and national community development experts and advocates to share best practices and engage community leaders, entrepreneurs, students and interested citizens in envisioning North Dakota’s future.
The Main Street ND Summit served as a forum for information on the community planning principles behind the three pillars of Burgum’s Main Street Initiative: a skilled workforce; smart, efficient infrastructure; and healthy, vibrant communities to help North Dakota compete in a 21st century economy in which rapid technological advancement is changing every job, industry and organization.
The North Dakota Department of Commerce, announced the release of the cloud-based Main Street Community Dashboard. The dashboard will provide community leaders publicly available, but not always easy to find, information that can be used to help grow healthy, vibrant, financially solvent communities.
The dashboard will continue to evolve over the next several months. It includes community profile information, state, county and city financial information as well as education highlights. In April, there will be increased reporting across many livability statistics from child care availability to recreation and healthcare.