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Guest Post: Support ND’s Research Engine & Economic Diversification With State Funding

Guest Post: Support ND’s Research Engine & Economic Diversification With State Funding

This guest post was submitted by Steve Burian, Co-Chairperson of the Valley Prosperity Partnership Steering Committee & AE2S Cofounder Thank you to Sen. Ron Sorvaag and to the North Dakota Senate for leading the charge in supporting Senate Bill (SB) 2282, a historic bill that will diversify North Dakota’s economy by funding transformational research at the

Steve Burian: Research by UND and NDSU Critical to North Dakota’s Diversification

This guest post was submitted by Steve Burian, the Grand Forks-based CEO of AE2S and co-chairman of the Valley Prosperity Partnership. In his budget address this week, Governor Burgum stated “our revenues remain largely dependent on commodity prices we cannot control.” The collapse of commodity prices forced our legislature to make difficult budget cuts during

The Legacy Fund Was Created to Benefit All of North Dakota, Not Just Fargo and Grand Forks

Tammy Miller and Steve Burian had a letter to the editor recently, on behalf of the Fargo and Grand Forks based Valley Prosperity Partnership, backing a proposal which would take $100 million out of the state’s Legacy Fund to fund research projects at North Dakota State in Fargo and the University of North Dakota in

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Fargo Forum Doesn't Disclose Conflict Of Interest In Editorial Praising New Lobbying Venture

Politicos in western North Dakota are buzzing about the creation of the Valley Prosperity Partnership, seeing it as an organized effort to compete with western interests for state tax dollars. Indeed, the Fargo Forum praises the VPP today in an editorial today noting that the group will be hiring a lobbyist soon. “VPP has identified six

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