Sweet Data of Mine
February 2019 Newsletter
Get to Know Your Data.
North Dakota's Gross Domestic Product was $49 billion in 2017, representing a one percent increase from the previous year. While the increase is small and follows two years of negative change, the economy overall is substantially larger than it was 10 years ago.
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Prairie Roots Food Co-op, a community-owned grocery store opened in July 2017 with the mission to provide healthy, natural food for everyone in the community. In September that year, the Co-op's nonprofit branch, Prairie Roots Community Fund (PRCF) was incorporated to focus on extending food access and community support in Fargo-Moorhead to those who do not always have the security of knowing where their next meal is coming from, much less whether it will be a healthy one.  In this article, Jen Walla, the PRCF sponsored VISTA (AmeriCorps Volunteers in Service to America) tasked with the development of community gardening programs, talks about the multifaceted impacts of food insecurity and ways PRCF is working to improve access to fresh, nutritious, high quality food for everyone in the community.

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  • Jamestown Regional Entrepreneur Center Women's Professional Workshop, March 5, 2019 at University of Jamestown campus in Jamestown, ND.  
    • This workshop provides an opportunity for women in the surrounding area to learn, network, and discuss various topics such as women in leadership, sexual harassment, becoming prepared to start a business, starting a food-based business, following their passion, and starting a non-profit organization. Join other professionals for a day tailored to women.
  • Data Matters Conference, March 20 - 21, 2019 at Sky Dancer Hotel and Casino Event Center in Belcourt, ND. 
    • The one and half day conference includes keynote presentations from tribal citizens of the Turtle Mountains Band of Chippewa showcasing how they have developed and are using data to address important health, environmental, cultural, educational and economic development issues within the Turtle Mountain Community.
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In North Dakota, 63.4 percent of homes are owned by their occupants. The homeownership rate varies by county from the  lowest at 44.2 percent to the highest at 87.1 percent.

Which county in North Dakota has the highest homeownership rate ?
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PO Box 6050, Dept. 2362, Fargo, ND, 58108-6050
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