North Dakota Information Guide

One of the United States least populated states, North Dakota, is located in the Great Plains and is home to larger than life ranches and fields of golden wheat amongst the small towns of the state's great people. The state capital is now the most populated city in North Dakota and makes up for one sixth of the entire states population. Over the past few centuries the towns of North Dakota have been increasing in size and population due to the states economy shifting from primarily agricultural over to industry.

The states earned nickname, the "Peace Garden State," was coined from one of North Dakota's most visited areas, the International Peace Garden. There have been two occasions in which the states nicknamed was requested to be changed to the "Roughrider State" but both attempts were overruled by the Legislative Assembly.

Dakota Territory was purchased during the period of the Louisiana Purchase in 1803, and then finally split once President Benjamin Harrison signed the bill separating the states into North and South Dakota. Both states entered the union in 1889 but with such rivalry between the states, Harrison made sure the paperwork was mixed up so that no one would ever know who really admitted to the union first.

Since more industry came to North Dakota, its small and large business sectors have grown tremendously. Finding these new businesses can be difficult but with the new business listings provided by ChamberofCommerce.com, you can more easily get in contact with the business your looking for.

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