State of North Dakota Archives: on Jobs


Jack Dalrymple: New Amazon facility example of pro-business climate in ND

Amazon will create more than 200 full-time jobs and hundreds of seasonal jobs at the [expanded customer service center] facility by the end of 2012.

Our state economy continues to diversify and grow, and Amazon is part of that success. Our pro-business climate is attracting new companies and it promotes business growth. We're pleased that Amazon appreciates our business environment and we look forward to their expanding presence in North Dakota.

Source: N.D. 2011 gubernatorial press release, "Amazon" Sep 28, 2011

Jack Dalrymple: $42M for workforce development

House Bill 1057 will create continued opportunities for our young people by advancing our targeted economic development strategies, expanding the success of our Centers of Excellence program and promoting private investment in our companies.

Senate Bill 2057 allocates $41.8 million in General Fund dollars to fund the North Dakota Department of Commerce and expand the state's economic and workforce development initiatives.

Source: N.D. 2011 gubernatorial press release, "Job Creation" May 16, 2011

John Hoeven: $700B stimulus created only temporary jobs; invest in roads

The candidates disagreed about the merits of the federal government's $700 billion stimulus package. Hoeven said he didn't support it "in the form in which it was passed,'' and said it should have focused on tax credits for small businesses and more investment in roads. "The federal government just keeps spending money,'' Hoeven said. "Those jobs that were created will be gone when the federal government money runs out.''

Potter said not all the stimulus money was wisely spent, but something needed to be done. He said Hoeven also believes there were positive impacts because the governor has "cut ribbons'' for stimulus projects all across North Dakota.

"I go to state events when there's state investment,'' Hoeven responded.

Source: Crookston Daily Times coverage of 2010 N.D. Senate Debate Sep 24, 2010

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