State Business Survey 

The North Dakota Department of Commerce wants to understand how the Coronavirus pandemic is impacting businesses across our state. We are issuing the second round of a statewide survey to help us collect this data. By tracking this information, our agency and partner organizations can identify additional ways to support North Dakota businesses during this challenging time. You can take the survey by clicking this link.

This survey asks about business experiences since March 13, 2020 (when Governor Burgum declared a State of Emergency in response to the pandemic) and within the next 30 days. This is the second statewide survey about business impact and we hope you'll take a few minutes to share your experiences even if you also responded to the first survey. This will help us identify trends in business impact over time. 

Your input is important and is essential in helping Commerce respond to business needs. It should take you only a few minutes to fill out the survey, please do so today! 

Take Survey Now 

City Hosting Series of Listening Sessions

While there are many unknowns in this time of rapid change, local leaders know that area businesses and their employees are facing unprecedented challenges.  The City of Grand Forks and local partners will hold a series of listening sessions to gather information from the community on what those challenges are and to hear your ideas for solutions and needed support.  We will share these ideas with our state and federal partners, as they have requested, to guide them as they develop and package resources to deal with the COVID-19 crisis. And with your help, we’ll shape our local approach to economic recovery.

Information from each session completed thus far can be found below.

3/23 - Food Industry
3/24 - Retail Industry
3/25 - Manufacturing
3/26 - Professional Services
3/27 - Non-Profit Organizations
4/1 - Hospitality, Food/Beverage, Retail
4/2 - Chamber COVID Resources - Unemployment
4/3 - Chamber COVID Resources - Working Remotely
4/6 - Chamber COVID Resources - Employee Safety
4/7 - Chamber COVID Resources - MN Resources
4/8 - Chamber COVID Resources - ND Resources
4/15 - Housing Insecurity

City Actions in Response to Listening Sessions 

After the first listening session regarding food industry, staff began working on liquor licensing modifications to allow flexible delivery of beer and wine with takeout orders.  Find full information and other emergency orders from the Mayor here. 

These listening sessions are meant to provide a forum for communications so the city can better respond to the needs of the community.