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City of Williston reaching out for more retail businesses

WILLISTON, N.D. — Officials in Williston are trying to draw more retail chains to the western North Dakota oil patch hub. Williston Economic Development and the Williston Convention and Visitor Bureau recently hired the retail data analysis company Buxton to identify the best retail options for the city and begin attracting stores. Based on survey results, the city is aiming ...

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Williston marketing campaign spins negatives into positives

WILLISTON, N.D. — The latest marketing campaign in the western North Dakota oil patch hub of Williston is putting a positive spin on what would appear to be negatives. The city contracted with a Bismarck-based company called The Creative Treatment to produce a series of marketing videos. The first, launched in May, generated more than 25,000 YouTube views in less ...

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Outsourcing the Bakken supply chain

Oil production in the Bakken comes with an inherently high break-even point for operators. The remote location combined with the lack of infrastructure and local manufacturing has prompted economic leaders in the area to travel out of state to explore the possibility of closing the gaps in the supply chain, reports KX News. Williston Economic Development Director Shawn Wenko says ...

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Williston continuing to grow despite oil industry downturn

WILLISTON, N.D. — A downturn in the oil industry isn’t having much of an effect on construction in the North Dakota oil patch hub of Williston. The Williston Herald reports that the value of private enterprise building permits issued through March is $26.5 million. And there are numerous publicly funded projects under way or in the works. They include a ...

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Williston approves developer to head airport project

This week the Williston City Commission gave unanimous approval for Phoenix-based Cardon Development Group to repurpose the current site of the Sloulin Field International Airport after its relocation. Williston Mayor Howard Klug said, “This is a big decision, probably the largest public-private project the city has ever done,” The Williston Herald reports. The firm is one of the five development ...

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Enhanced Bakken Supply Initiative launched

An initiative that aims to reduce costs and increase efficiency for operators in the Bakken formation has been launched by Williston Economic Development. The program, dubbed the Enhanced Bakken Supply Chain Initiative, will target manufacturing and logistics business development in North Dakota’s oil fields. In a news release, Williston Economic Development Executive Director Shawn Wenko said, “The oil and gas ...

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