Impact Dakota will be hosting Cybersecurity Risk Management Workshops across North Dakota, May 23-25, 2023. (Grand Forks, May 23, Fargo, May 24, Dickinson, May 25)
Impact Dakota Announces new CEO/President
Jodie Mjoen has been named CEO/President of Impact Dakota.
Manufacturing Day is October 1, 2021
Governor Burgum Proclaims October 1, 2021 as Manufacturing Day in the State of North Dakota
New Tax Credit to Fully Offset the Cost for Small Businesses Who Provide Leave for Employees to Get Vaccinated
A tax credit for small and medium-sized businesses to fully offset the cost of paid leave for employees to get vaccinated and recover from any after-effects of vaccination. President Biden's American Rescue Plan provides a paid leave tax credit to offset the cost for businesses with fewer than 500 employees for up to 80 hours (i.e. 10 work days) up to $511 per day of paid sick leave offered between April 1 and September 30, 2021. This tax credit will allow employers to provide paid leave for employees to get a COVID-19 vaccination and for any time their employees may need to recover from that vaccination at no cost to the employer. The Internal Revenue Service released and posted a fact sheet to educate employers on how to claim the paid sick leave credit on their quarterly tax filings. For more details on how the paid leave tax credits from the American Rescue Plan will work for employers to enable employees to get vaccinated and recover from after-effects of vaccination, as well as for other purposes, please consult this snapshot from the Department of the Treasury.
COVID-19 Vaccine Assistance
Thank you for your continued efforts in stopping the spread of COVID-19 in your community and workplace. You are protecting the health of your employees and customers while ensuring our economy remains open and is thriving. The North Dakota Department of Health would like to inform you of some additional assistance regarding COVID-19 vaccines.
Executive Order on Ensuring the Future Is Made in All of America by All of America’s Workers
On January 25, 2021 The White House announced Executive Order (EO) 14005, called Executive Order on Ensuring the Future is Made in All of America by All American Workers. EO 14005 establishes a substantial role for the MEP National NetworkTM in the Biden Administration’s plans to bolster American manufacturing.
Impact Dakota is scheduling the next round of LECP sessions
The Impact Dakota LEAN Enterprise Certification Program for High Performance Manufacturing (LECP-HPM) helps businesses achieve higher profitability by building internal capability and capacity to improve QUALITY, COST, and DELIVERY.
Manufacturing Day is October 2, 2020
Governor Burgum has proclaimed October 2, 2020, as Manufacturing Day in North Dakota.
ND Smart Restart Technical Skills Training Grant
In response to the economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Department of Commerce received $1,000,000 in CARES Act funding in order to provide grant support for workforce training programs for displaced workers seeking to develop the technical skills necessary to make a career change and remain gainfully employed in North Dakota.
The Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) has awarded CARES Act funding to its centers in all 50 states and Puerto Rico to help manufacturers increase production of products that support the response to the pandemic, such as personal protective equipment (PPE), and to reach new suppliers or markets, recover from workforce and supply chain interruptions, and achieve greater resilience.
The North Dakota Department of Commerce announced that the agency has developed the Economic Resiliency Grant (ERG) Program which was approved at today’s Budget Section hearing to assist businesses with COVID-19 response and recovery efforts.
ND Department of Commerce Questionnaire
The North Dakota Department of Commerce is seeking input from businesses across the state to help them formulate programs and policies as they prepare for the next legislative session.
Manufacturing Day is October 4, 2019
Governor Burgum has declared October 4, 2019, Manufacturing Day in North Dakota.
North Dakota Exports Up 16% in 2018
Strong Growth in Petroleum Products, Machinery, Corn