Make Your Mark

MAKE YOUR MARK is a Chamber EDC initiative that addresses the ongoing workforce challenges facing Bismarck-Mandan. As our region’s thriving economy continues to grow, so does our community’s need to attract and retain a talented workforce.


As a way promote the many professional opportunities we have in our community, the Chamber EDC has developed a series of workforce development initiatives to highlight the Bismarck-Mandan community and the career options available. These initiatives include the annual Student Job Shadow Week, Educator Workshop and talent attraction and retention efforts focused on our region’s most in-demand occupations. So, whether you’re a Bismarck-Mandan resident or thinking of becoming one, we invite you all to MAKE YOUR MARK!

*Bismarck, ND is ranked 2nd happiest city in the United States
*North Dakota ranks 4th as one of the best states for women
*#9 Best city to live in after the Pandemic
*Over 100 miles of paved recreational trails
*4 season recreational opportunites on the Missouri River



“Whether you’re a boomer or a millennial, this community has opportunities for your personal and professional growth. Say you want to open a new business or find a new job, advance your career or take an enrichment class, even go camping with your family or catch a flight someplace tropical? You can do all of that and more, affordably, right here in Bismarck-Mandan.”
Brian Ritter, Bismarck Mandan Chamber EDC President
*17 minute average commute in Bismarck-Mandan
*5 major airlines providing 7 non-stop services
*Average age in the Bismarck-Mandan area is 37.1


*25% increase in established businesses over the last 10 years