Target Industries

The Chamber EDC has identified three primary targets for our business attraction efforts; value-added energy, value-added agriculture and equipment manufacturing. Our economic development initiatives are tailored to these three areas as our region’s natural resources, workforce and transportation network combine to create an ideal location for companies in these industries.


To learn more about Bismarck-Mandan’s competitive advantage, please view the information below for insight into our target industries.

Value-Ad Agriculture

The food and beverage industry is comprised of companies involved in the production and sourcing of food, including processing and distribution into the marketplace. This includes fresh, prepared foods as well as packaged foods, and alcoholic and nonalcoholic beverages.

Value-Ad Energy

North Dakota has become a national leader in a diverse range of energy resources. Known for its non-renewable energy resources like oil, gas, and coal, it is an ideal location for businesses within the industry. Additionally recognized as a growing hub of wind, biofuel and by-product processing energy generation.


The Bismarck-Mandan region and North Dakota has long been an established center for farm and construction equipment manufacturers. Bismarck-Mandan is currently home to manufacturers of building products, agriculture,construction and energy sector equipment and parts.