New Economy at a Glance

Included for the first time on the May report is the Breakeven Point for oil production. McKenzie County's breakeven point is $21 per barrel for the first quarter of 2017. This is the lowest among the four core oil producing counties in North Dakota as revealed in the May 12, 2017 Directors Cut from ND Department of Mineral Resources Director Lynn Helms. 

Click the image to the left to view this monthly report.
Watford City Job Fair

Please mark your calendar and help spread the word to employers and job seekers for our first ever Watford City Job Fair on June 14, 2017 at our Rough Rider Center. More info available by clicking the image to the right.

  Around our Region 
Williston Basin International Airport The first dirt for the construction project began moving on April 21. Once completed, this new airport will allow for the possibility of larger aircraft and more carriers to serve our area. Most McKenzie County residents can drive there within one hour. Set to open in 2018/2019.
Theodore Roosevelt Presidential Library Recently passed: Senate Bill 2003, which provides funds to begin construction of the Theodore Roosevelt Presidential Library in Dickinson next year. Most McKenzie County residents can drive there within ninety minutes. Set to open in 2019. 
Recent Publications
Spotlight on North Dakota Energy provides a comprehensive look at North Dakota's vast energy economy in 2016. Produced by the Great Plains Energy Corridor. Shows ND is ranked #2 in the nation for Crude Oil Production and #6 in the nation for total energy production. Watford City and McKenzie County play a big role in those numbers.

Oil Production of North Dakota
We produced these maps last month for our participation in the Williston Basin Petroleum Conference. They proved to be very popular there as well as on Facebook so we wanted to provide them here one more time.


Check out the upcoming events listed on our community calendar like Homefest on June 23-24.