Economic insights

Jill Schramm/MDN David Myers, left, executive director of the Ponca City Development Authority in Oklahoma, speaks about workforce development during a session of the Economic Development for Local Leaders Training Friday in the Holiday Inn in Minot. Attendees, including those shown, heard from certified economic developers and others about thinking strategically, entrepreneurship, economic development’s role in real estate development and reuse, marketing and site selection, breathing new life into divested locations and business retention and expansion. Minot Area Development Corp. hosted the two-day International Economic Development Council seminar that ended Friday.

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