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Family-Friendly Neighborhoods

North Dakota is a place to feel safe.  The state has been named ďSafest State in the NationĒ by Morgan Quitno for seven of the last 11 years. In addition, North Dakota consistently rates among the top three for low crime rate and has been ranked number one for its low violent crime rate for many years.

Everyday living is less stressful in towns and communities that are safe.  Parents bring their children here because they want them to grow up without fear in a place where itís safe to play in their own backyards.

Consider this:  North Dakotans donít lose valuable time commuting to and from work.  The average commute time in North Dakota is about half the national average at 15.8 minutes, according to the 2000 Census.  Short commute times translate into reduced stress levels.  Businesses also benefit; employees with less stress make for a more productive and content workforce.

For additional information about the quality of life in North Dakota or to have one of our business development consultants answer specific questions regarding your project, contact us at 1-866-4dakota or 701-328-5300.

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