Welcome to the new North Dakota economy
MINOT, North Dakota
North Dakota is the #1 economy in the country fueled in part by a booming IT/Tech industry. Driving across the state (with my canoe) en route to the Mississippi River, I pulled into the city of Minot to put a face on this new economy – in the form of a successful software engineer named Kevin Mitchell and his co-worker Brenda Kast. Here, I learned that the success of education, farming, oil, as well as the governor’s platform, at least in this state, successfully revolves around information technology.