Finding a need and filling it. North Dakota Opportunity Fund is helping Bismarck’s Dream Center become a reality.

For the last 15 years, The Banquet has been addressing food insecurity in the Bismarck-Mandan community. The nonprofit organization has been providing hot meals and fellowship for individuals and families of all ages at Bismarck's Trinity Lutheran Church every...

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American Bankers Association: U.S. housing market numbers by state and region; North Dakota home values rose less than 8 percent

(Source: ABA Banking Journal) — The COVID-19 pandemic created the deepest economic contraction in modern U.S. history and lead to considerable uncertainty. However, it also teed up the conditions that created the red hot housing market across the country. National...

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Lewis & Clark Development Group lending tripled in 2020

For almost everyone, 2020 is a year to forget. But new numbers show that in the 52 year history of the Lewis & Clark Development Group, 2020 will likely go down as the organization's most important year. The numbers set to be released in the organization's Fiscal...

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CDBG funds approved for housing and water projects in Steele, Carson, and Coleharbor

The Lewis & Clark Regional Development Council (RDC) Community Development Block Grant (CDGB) Scoring and Ranking Committee recently approved $311,678 in total funding for four projects in Kidder, Grant, and McLean counties. The approval concludes the annual...

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With North Dakota Opportunity Fund financing, Bud’s R&R will soon open its doors

Dustin Buth had been in the cleaning and restoration business in Williston for 16 years. While the work was satisfying, he found himself wanting to go in a different direction, doing something else he admits is "totally different." Long interested in the growing...

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LCD Group awarded $1.8 million through special fund to boost post-COVID economic recovery

On June 15, the U.S. Department of the Treasury announced that 863 certified community development financial institutions (CDFI) will receive funds from the $1.25 billion CDFI Rapid Response Fund. The fund, created through the Consolidated Appropriations Act 2021, is...

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