Attend the February Trade Talk: The State of the Global Economy Luncheon
The world's economy is in a rather ambiguous era of massive change. Global shifts in demographics, energy consumption, and geopolitical changes are forcing us to look differently at how we measure the opportunity and failure of international trade. Join the NDTO on Wednesday, Feb. 22, to discuss the future of worldwide trade at the 2017 State of the Global Economy Trade Talk Luncheon.
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Truck Productivity Bill Needs Support
A bill to improve truck productivity in North Dakota is on the table for legislators to vote on this legislative session. The bill would amend North Dakota Century Code Title 24 by creating a limited network of roads within the state on which a 129,000-pound gross vehicle weight is allowed for long combination vehicles. The intent for boosting truck productivity is to increase the transport of regional agricultural products to the Port of Minot, keeping transportation revenues within the state and lowering costs.
Fifth generation owner/partner and vice president of SB&B Foods, Todd Sinner, is currently traveling, visiting customers of the family's food-grade ingredient company based in Casselton, North Dakota. He will join his father, Robert Sinner as they complete yet another journey overseas to build upon the popularity of SB&B Foods' non-GMO, identity-preserved products in international markets. The family-owned company delivers food-grade products to approximately 70 customers outside of the U.S., a patronage earned after years of effort.
According to a United Nations report released in late 2016, 47% percent of the world is now using the internet. This is up from the 43% estimated one year prior. Each percentage point of this statistic represents millions of people that now have access to life-changing health and education information, as well as global commerce. This report, along with the annual report from WeAreSocial.com, details internet use by country, painting a picture of how connected we are, and how far we have to go.