WILLISTON ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
NEWS & UPDATES
September 24, 2021
Dear Williston Wire Readers,

We have had a busy week at economic development with ground breakings, trainings, meetings and much more! We celebrated the beginning of the first new construction project at Williston Square and announced two more projects that are on the way. Learn more in this week's Williston Wire!

Shawn, Ann, Barb, Brenda and Devyn
Ground Breaking Ceremony held for
Slim Chickens in Williston

Williston Economic Development - A ground breaking ceremony was held Tuesday, September 21, for the first new business to settle into Williston Square. The celebration for Slim Chickens was attended by restaurant and City of Williston officials. “We are excited to have Slim Chickens break ground at Williston Square,” said Williston Economic Development Executive Director Shawn Wenko. “This is a significant milestone because they are the first of many businesses that will build here.” Read More
Pizza Ranch, Genesis coming to Williston Square

KUMV-TV - Williston Square saw its first groundbreaking on Tuesday, and Mayor Howard Klug says that’s only just the beginning for that area. Joining Slim Chickens is Pizza Ranch, which signed a purchase agreement on Wednesday. Clothing store Genesis will also be building a bigger store in the area. Klug says crews have put a lot of effort into putting in infrastructure and he is looking forward to seeing vertical construction. Read More
Season Four of Williston Works Podcast
to launch October 1

Williston Economic Development - Williston, N.D. - Williston Economic Development (WED) has announced it is releasing Season 4 of its Williston Works Podcast. The 2021 series will feature eight episodes beginning on Friday, October 1 with Emma Kuester and Jake Boreson of Busted Knuckle Brewery. The podcasts are available on the internet and WED’s social media pages. Read More
Mini Match Monday to feature Angel's Childcare

Williston Economic Development - Williston Economic Development will feature Angel’s Childcare on its Mini Match Monday promotion on September 27. Angel Lindgren is the owner and operator of day care. She opened her business in August 2020 and utilized the Williston STAR Fund Mini Match program to purchase toys, educational books, child safety appliances and a full security system.
Burgum addresses Oil and Gas Industry at NDPC Annual Meeting in Watford City

Williston Herald - Gov. Burgum’s net-zero challenge to industry during the Williston Basin Petroleum Conference raised eyebrows — and maybe even a few hackles — back in May. It did something else, too, though. It has attracted what Burgum described as a multibillion dollar “cascade” of global investment interest. Burgum was a featured speaker at the North Dakota Petroleum Council’s annual meeting on Wednesday, September 22 in Watford City. Read More
SBDC, WED help prepare Hair Society Institute of Cosmetology Students for Future

Williston Economic Development - Keith Olson, Small Business Development Center regional director, held a training session at the Hair Society Institute of Cosmetology in Williston on Thursday, September 23. Olson and Devyn Cox and Barbara Peterson of Williston Economic Development shared tips with the students about starting a small business. There are 27 students in the current class.
NDDOT wins Award for Long X Bridge Project

News Release - The North Dakota Department of Transportation (NDDOT) received a regional award for the new Long X Bridge located in western North Dakota. The award was announced at the America’s Transportation Awards, held at the Western Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials conference on Sept. 15 in Salt Lake City, Utah. Read More
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City of Williston to host Employee Health
 and Wellness Fair September 30

News Release - The City of Williston is excited to announce our First Health and Wellness Fair and 5K Fun Run and Walk on Thursday, September 30, 2021! This free event is open to all City of Williston employees and their families and will be held from 2-6 p.m. at the Public Works facility (1121 5th St E). Have questions? Please contact KristinD@ci.williston.nd.us. Read More
2021 Fall EDND Conference October 12-14

News Release - DND will be hosting its 2021 Fall Conference October 12-14 in West Fargo. With a theme of “Our North Star: Charting the Course in a Changing World”, this jam-packed event is full of networking, educational opportunities, and ideas you can take to your community and implement. Read More
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