September 3, 2021
Dear Williston Wire Readers,

We are excited to launch the first Midwest Future Forum today! The panel discussion takes a look at the future of cryptocurrency in northwestern North Dakota. Click on the video link below to watch the forum.
Shawn, Ann, Barb, Brenda and Devyn
WED releases Midwest Future Forum on Cryptocurrency

News Release - Williston Economic Development (WED) is pleased to announce it is releasing an online panel discussion about emerging innovations in economic development. The first Midwest Future Forum will premiere on Friday, September 3. The panelists will discuss the future of cryptocurrency in the Williston area. The moderator will be WED Executive Director Shawn Wenko. “We will be discussing a topic that is changing the global economy, cryptocurrency,” said Wenko. “The purpose of the forum is to help us understand more about cryptocurrency and to look towards the future.” Read More
Sun Country Airlines arrives in Williston

Williston Economic Development - Williston Basin International Airport (XWA) welcomed the first Sun Country Airlines flight SY 171 from Las Vegas, Nevada on the evening of Thursday, September 2, 2021. XWA and Williston Fire Department staff welcomed the incoming flight with a water salute on the tarmac and greeted flyers as they exited the plane. Anthony Dudas, XWA Airport Director, welcomed disembarking passengers and presented them with commemorative poker chips to celebrate the arrival of Sun Country Airlines at XWA. Read More
Ashley Homestore Outlet in Williston
celebrates Ribbon Cutting

Williston Economic Development - A ribbon cutting was held Monday, August 30, at the new Ashley Homestore Outlet in Williston! Shop for extreme values on all types of furniture at 1902 4th Ave. W.
Watch KX Conversation with Shawn Wenko

KXNews - North Dakota was in the top five fastest-growing states during the 2020 census. For our Aug. 31 edition of KX Conversation, Shawn Wenko, the executive director of Williston Economic Development, joined us. We discussed what he’s seeing in Williston and expects for the future, if the workforce shortage is affecting the city and much more. KX Conversation with Shawn Wenko Video
1 Million Cups features Meg-A-Latte, Prizm Company

Williston Economic Development - 1 Million Cups Williston featured presentations from Megan Wold, owner of Meg-A-Latte and Keisha Nelson and Haley Bennett, owners of Prizm Company, on Wednesday, September 1 at Meg-A-Latte New Hope. Complimentary coffee and pastries were provided by Meg-A-Latte. To view the presentations from the successful small business owners, visit the 1MC Williston Facebook page.
Vantis conducts 125 UAS Test Flights in North Dakota

News Release - Vantis is integrating Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) into the National Airspace System (NAS), with the goal of making the process repeatable, scalable, and economically viable. Testing and validation of Vantis, North Dakota’s statewide UAS network, is well underway with more than 125 UAS and 25 manned aircraft test flights completed on the network during the developmental testing stage. Read More
XWA Air Show September 11 at Overland Aviation

Williston Economic Development - The Williston Basin International Airport will host its first air show on Saturday, September 11 at the Overland Aviation tarmac. Gates will open at 7 a.m. with a free pancake breakfast from the Lions Club and Meg-A-Latte. There will also be airplane rides from Overland Aviation ($25 per person), kids activities and aircraft displays. The aerobatics air show will begin at 10 a.m.! Limited seating will be available. Bring a lawn chair or blanket and enjoy the show!
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