Communities with Opportunities

North Dakota's small communities have BIG opportunities!

Whether we came to North Dakota in search of opportunity from Norway in the 1800s or from Hawaii in 2018, our stories are bound by our shared experiences, our willingness to work hard, and the place we call home.



**Strengthen ND believes in rural communities.  Through a series of storytellers, we hope to share the stories of North Dakota’s newcomers and the opportunities for economic success and belonging they found in rural communities.  If you want to be a part of welcoming new North Dakotans into your rural community, sign up to attend our Rural Network Retreat on September 10th or connect with Megan Laudenschlager (Executive Director) at