ND takes pro-business sign campaign to Twin Cities

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  • Updated: July 11, 2013 - 10:34 AM

FARGO, N.D. — The Greater North Dakota Chamber is taking a billboard campaign touting the state's superiority over Minnesota in job creation to the Twin Cities.

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ndsulakesJul. 11, 1310:31 AM

NDSU football already owns your state, we might as well take the rest with our oil money. $1.6 billion is state bank

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mjgfosterJul. 11, 1310:36 AM

Having the good fortune/dumb luck to sit on top of oil has nothing to do with proven public policies that create a diverse, strong economy. Maybe Minnesota should put up billboards in the Dakotas: "Thanks for all your brightest, most ambitious residents for the last 100 years."

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jmcdonalJul. 11, 1310:54 AM

Nice that they have skilled labor jobs, but to sustain this growth they will have to have jobs for the "creatives" and the well educated. Unfortunately, these types of workers demand more than just a paycheck. ND will need vibrant cities, arts, sports, entertainments, recreation, and all the things Minnesota already has in abundance. Life is more than just getting money and going home to your pre-fabricated rapidly constructed boom house on a gravel road.

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kirby96Jul. 11, 1310:56 AM

As illustrated in the first post, the inferiority complex most North Dakotans have is hilarious. If you give them a couple beers I think you'll find their actual attitude is, "Thank God we've got that oil. Without that this place would have a population of 100,000 and 75% of them would be over 80."

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CarrieMplsJul. 11, 1310:59 AM

I'll happily take the quality of life I have here in Minnesota over ND any day. And I'm fine with paying my share in taxes to get it.

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tituspulloJul. 11, 1311:25 AM

CarrieMplsJul. 11, 1310:59 AM I'll happily take the quality of life I have here in Minnesota over ND any day. And I'm fine with paying my share in taxes to get it.__________Well said. And North Dakota attempting to tout "superiority in job creation" because they stuck oil, is akin to an individual bragging about their financial acumen after buying a winning lottery ticket.

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verdin11Jul. 11, 1311:36 AM

Until very recently, most of North Dakota had been losing population and jobs for decades, and they've made no major changes in their tax policies in recent years. The fact that advancements in technology now allow oil to be extracted from under parts of the state, resulting in a temporary surge in business activity, should not be interpreted to mean ND has suddenly stumbled upon some magic economic formula. North Dakota is cheap, because their ain't much there.

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sek2undrstndJul. 11, 1311:58 AM

ndsulakes -"$1.6 billion in North Dakota state bank".......That's socialism. Government shouldn't be in the business of banking.

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misandryJul. 11, 1312:18 PM

Believe it or not, some people are perfectly fine with a quieter, slower paced lifestyle. Some people don't need bright lights and all the hustle & bustle of the big city. Some people don't need to be entertained or stimulated 16 hours a day. Not everybody wants what you have, even though you think they should. How does the phrase "North Dakota. Open for Business." tout their job creation superiority? And why does this bother you Minnesotan's so much? Do you not also advertise Minnesota to try and lure people to come here to live and/or spend their money?

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kivirl4Jul. 11, 1312:25 PM

I have no connection to North Dakota but good for them. Things are going well for them and they are leveraging it.

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