U.S. Senator Kevin Cramer (R-ND) announced today the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) under the U.S. Department of Commerce awarded four grants totaling $345,500 to North Dakota to establish an economic development planning framework, process, and strategy in the following four locations to support private capital investment and job creation in the region.

  • Red River Regional Council in Grafton received $192,500
  • Standing Rock Sioux Tribe in Fort Yates received $51,000
  • Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate in Agency Village received $51,000
  • Three Affiliated Tribes in New Town received $51,000

This EDA planning investment supports the development and implementation of a comprehensive economic development strategy (CEDS) for the region served by the above recipients which comprises the counties of Grand Forks, Nelson, Pembina, Walsh, Sioux, Richland, Sargent, Dunn, McKenzie, McLean, Mercer, Mountrail, and Ward. The CEDS process is designed to bring together the public and private sectors in the creation of an economic development roadmap to diversify and strengthen the regional economy.