FACILITATING COMMUNITY SOLUTIONS

communities with opportunites

Building big opportunities in small communities.

Just as fertile soil is needed for a seed to grow, welcoming communities foster a culture and policy environment that makes it possible for newcomers of all backgrounds to feel valued and to fully participate alongside their neighbors in the social, civic, and economic fabric of their adopted hometowns.

Communities with Opportunities is about fostering the relationship between rural North Dakotan, small communities, and prospective newcomers. By showcasing things that make each community great along with each unique and exciting opportunity, Strengthen ND’s goal is to keep rural communities thriving by encouraging growth!

What can your community offer?

As hometown residents, sometimes a unique or desirable trait of your community is overlooked. Perhaps the peacefulness or your community, the ability to start your own business, or the opportunity to receive financial support to move to the community. To keep rural communities alive, communities must welcome new members.

 

What makes the community’s role different in rural and underserved areas is that you’re really trying to sell somebody on the entire community as opposed to just a job. This is where Communities with Opportunities helps prepare individuals on what to look forward to in a potential new community.

WHAT WE OFFER AND WHO CAN PARTICIPATE.

Communities with Opportunities offers rural employers who may struggle with the capacity to have dedicated staffing and resources to do recruitment well, so we try to help build their capacity.

A yard sign will be provided to you to proudly display in your community showcasing the opportunity.

If you live in a rural North Dakota community and have something you’re proud to share about your community, we want to hear it! No opportunity too big or too small will be ignored. Information submitted will be received by the Strengthen ND staff and published as appropriate.

Are you considering taking the plunge and moving to North Dakota? Our state has a lot to offer, and our rural communities have even more to offer. Communities with Opportunities is a network for you to research what participating rural North Dakota communities have to offer.

All are welcome to access this network to help in their decision making regarding relocation. Communities with Opportunities is designed to be a free and easily accessible resource for all.

By fostering the relationship between rural communities and prospective newcomers, Strengthen ND aims to help support the need for workforce while strengthening small communities. If you take a job in a community of 750 people, it’s not as clear-cut that you’ll have options for schooling and for grocery stores. Using this resource information submitted from real individuals in these towns, will help aid individuals interested in moving to North Dakota.

SUBMIT AN OPPORTUNITY

HOW TO PARTICIPATE

Submit your opportunities to use by clicking the “Submit an Opportunity” button above and your information will be reviewed and posted to your community’s page. If our team has questions regarding your opportunity, you may be contacted to best post your information.

Use the interactive map at the top of the page to learn about participating rural communities in the state and what each of them have to offer. Keep in mind, not every community will have the same opportunities, and the information shared on these pages is driven by what is submitted by community members.

All are welcome to access this network to help in their decision making regarding relocation. Communities with Opportunities is designed to be a free and easily accessible resource for all.

By fostering the relationship between rural communities and prospective newcomers, Strengthen ND aims to help support the need for workforce while strengthening small communities. If you take a job in a community of 750 people, it’s not as clear-cut that you’ll have options for schooling and for grocery stores. Using this resource information submitted from real individuals in these towns, will help aid individuals interested in moving to North Dakota.

WHAT ARE OPPORTUNITIES?

Why do you live where you do and what makes you stay? The things that you love about your community may be enticing things to others looking for a new home. “Opportunities” for each participating community will be sorted into the below categories for your convenience. To help you understand what an example of each opportunity may be, please read below.

Businesses for Sale/Transition

Is there a business in your community that is on the verge of closing due to no succession planning?

Employment

This includes job opportunities in your town.

Lifestyle

Are there any unique art installations in your community?

Does your community offer a peaceful way of life?

Do you have an organization that has ongoing community service/volunteer opportunities?

Does your community offer ethnic diversity such as opportunities to practice religion, diverse food options, or a welcoming network for different cultures or ethnicities?

Newcomers Incentives & Support

Does your community offer a discount on property taxes as a newcomer incentive?

Does your community offer moving expenses to be paid?

Properties

This does not include residential listings.

contact us

Whether you are a current rural North Dakota community member, or a prospective resident. If you have any questions regarding the Communities with Opportunities network, please complete the form below to contact us and we will return your message as soon as possible.

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