WILLISTON ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
NEWS & UPDATES
November 19, 2021
Dear Williston Wire Readers,

The final Williston Works Podcast of 2021 has been released. The podcast features Steve Kemp of Wellspring Hydro. Learn how the company is working to recycle and mine produced water in the Williston Basin wherever you watch your podcasts.

Shawn, Ann, Barb, Brenda and Devyn
City of Williston introduces First
Crypto Machine at XWA

City of Williston News Release - The City of Williston is pleased to announce a partnership with Coin Cloud (www.coin.cloud/) to host a Digital Currency Machine (DCM) at Williston Basin International Airport (XWA). This marks the first government-hosted cryptocurrency kiosk and the first Coin Cloud installation in an airport. The DCM is located before security on the first level near the rental car offices and the baggage carousel. Read More
XWA Enplanements continue to Climb

Williston Herald - North Dakota’s eight commercial service airports posted almost 87,000 airline passenger boardings during the month of October. “October boardings at XWA continued the positive trend we’ve seen over the past 12 months,” stated Airport Director Anthony Dudas. “We saw 1,120, or 10.9 percent, more passengers compared to September and 184 percent more passengers compared to October 2020.” Read More
ND SBDC Success Story highlights
Williston's Messer Dental

ND SBDC News Release - Dr. Jeremy Messer and his family came to Williston with the dream of starting a successful dental career. That dream has turned into reality. Dr. Messer developed an interest in dentistry during his high school days in his hometown of Richardton, ND, after having some dental work done. And the rest, as they say, is history… Read More
Wellspring Hydro featured on
Williston Works Podcast

Williston Economic Development - In Episode 8 of the Williston Works Podcast, Williston Economic Development Executive Director Shawn Wenko interviews Steve Kemp, founder of Wellspring Hydro, about the new business endeavor. Check out the CLIP above.
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Williston Area Career Expo November 19

Williston Economic Development - Williston High School (WHS) will be hosting the Williston Area Career Expo on Friday, November 19 from 8 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. The expo is designed to help students explore post-secondary routes such as two- and four-year colleges and universities, registered apprenticeship programs, industry certifications and other pathways. One of the newest ways to discover potential career paths is through interactive 360/VR job shadow experiences. WHS, Devils Lake High School (DLHS) and Be More Colorful, an immersive media agency, have partnered to create 12 videos about in-demand careers in North Dakota. The pilot project was funded with help from the Perkins V Innovation Grant obtained by both WHS and DLHS. Read More
Williams County commits $5 Million in Matching Funds to WBSD#7 CTE Programs

Williams County News Release - Williston Basin School District #7 (WBSD7) has received a commitment from Williams County for $5 million in matching funds to support their application for North Dakota’s Federal Coronavirus Career and Technical Education Capital Projects Grant. Read More
Williston API announces Finalists for
Achievement Awards

Williston API News Release - The Williston API Petroleum Banquet and Achievement Awards is Friday November 19 at the Williston State College Well. Chris Wright, CEO of Liberty Oilfield Services, will be the Keynote Speaker at this event. The Williston API has announced the finalists for its ninth annual Williston API Achievement Awards. Read More
Film set in North Dakota to premier December 17
in Watford City

A Heart Like Water, a film set in 1887 Dakota Territory, will be premiering next month in Watford City. The film, based on true events, chronicles the experiences of a husband and wife as they struggle to keep their family together as new residents on the Dakota frontier. The film stars Daniel Bielinski & Tiffany Cornwell and is directed by Charlie Griak. The film will show at the WCHS Theater--one night only--on Friday, December 17, at 7pm. It will also be showing in other North Dakota cities such as Fargo, Bismarck, Grand Forks, Belfield and Minot. For more information, to see the trailer, and ticket details visit the official website.
Leadership Williston accepting Applications
through December 31

WACC News Release - The Williston Area Chamber of Commerce is accepting applications for its Leadership Williston (LW) program now through December 31. LW is an 8-month program centered on cultivating leaders each year through community engagement and exploration and professional development. Read More
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