Resources and Research
The RRRC does regular research on demographic, economic and business trends. In the preparation of the 2014 to 2019 Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy, the RRRC enlisted the assistance of Dr. David Flynn with the University of North Dakota’s Bureau of Business and Economic Research an in-depth analysis of demographic and economic conditions within Region IV. The research was presented at a public meeting at the RRRC on March 20, 2014. 2014 to 2019 Region IV CEDS 9 30 14
Other resources for information within the region and throughout the state:
- The US Census Bureau conducts several census functions including Population and Housing Census (every 10 years), Economic Census (every 5 years), Census of Governments (every 5 years), American Community Survey (annually), demographic and economic surveys and economic indicators.
- The US Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics is the principal Federal agency responsible for measuring labor market activity, working conditions, and price changes in the economy. Its mission is to collect, analyze, and disseminate essential economic information to support public and private decision-making.
- The North Dakota Census Office within the North Dakota Department of Commerce serves as the state’s liaison to the US Census Bureau and is the state repository of census information.
- For the latest on labor market information, Job Service North Dakota provides the North Dakota’s Workforce Intelligence Network (NDWIN) is an easy-to-use, powerful online tool to access labor market information. NDWIN provides instant access to employment resources for: job seekers, students, employers, trainers, and workforce professionals.
- The North Dakota Office of Tax Commissioner provides an overview of state and local taxes as well as and Overview and Comparative Guide – also known as The Red Book every even-numbered years. The Office also provides a biennial report.
- The North Dakota Legislative Branch provides a website to access information on the Legislative Assembly; Constitution, Laws, and Rules; Legislator Information; ND Budget Information; and Information Center.
- The North Dakota State University Department of Agribusiness and Applied Economics has a mission of providing objective economic analysis to support informed decision making in the areas of resource allocation, business management, and public policy.
- Since 1889, there have been 31 North Dakota Blue Books published by the North Dakota Secretary of State. Beginning in 1995, these books have been published every biennium. These volumes are a compendium of information about the state’s political, economic, social, cultural and environmental history, and current status.
- North Dakota Kids Count provides ongoing research on the well-being of children in North Dakota on a county by county basis. North Dakota KIDS COUNT is a state and county-by-county effort to track the status of children in North Dakota. It is sponsored by the Annie E. Casey Foundation and supported by the Center for Social Research at North Dakota State University. By providing policymakers and citizens with benchmarks of child well-being, North Dakota KIDS COUNT seeks to enrich local and state discussions concerning ways to secure better futures for all children.