MoneyRates.com ranks North Dakota as best state for young people.
The Ridge, a 160-acre development in Williston: construction has started; 96 condominiums starting at $199,000.
Labor and housing shortages still exist in Williston. If I recall correctly, the county commissioners have put a moratorium on any new building permits. I think it was a 6-month moratorium that might expire in February, 2014. The city shut down church-sponsored homeless shelter. WWJD? Despite what others are saying, by my definition, this is still a boom.
And then this, from a writer in Grand Forks talking about the oil patch: "the boom shows no sign of slackening." I guess I was correct; the boom continues despite what writesrs from the East Coast might be saying. A nice article at the link.
Moxi Fuel Nutrition and Apparel, owned by ex-professional fighter Derek Deese and ex-baseball player Mat Powell has now opened in Williston.
Watford City's South Park Plaza, anchored by Cash Wise grocer, is filing up: China Express, American Smoke Wagon, Mailbox Solutions, Red Wing, Taco Johns', Saddle Up, Z Wireless and Happy Joe's Pizza
Dickinson State University considering a $100 million event center and arena grounds, complete with a multipurpose arena, exhibition building, DSU rodeo faciltiy, and a main events center facilty that would seat up to 5,500 people. Proposed name: The Badlands Event Center.
A new chapter of an international professionals group is puttin gdown roots in Bismarck: Young Professionals in Energy.