The North Dakota Department of Commerce is taking steps to help North Dakotans through this COVID-19 crisis.
Over the last few months, the Department of Commerce has issued a number of surveys seeking to understand the impact of the Coronavirus pandemic and learn how we can best support North Dakota’s communities and businesses. We appreciate everyone who took the time to share their experiences. Input from survey respondents has helped craft the ERG (Economic Resiliency Grant) program, influenced the theme and content for this year’s 2020 Main Street ND Summit, and will guide the Department of Commerce’s community and economic development strategies for years to come. More information on the Business Impact, Community Impact, and Rural Economic Development Surveys can be found below.
Responding to the needs of North Dakota Communities
To understand how the Coronavirus pandemic has impacted communities and individuals, the North Dakota Department of Commerce, in conjunction with North Dakota Housing Finance Agency, North Dakota Council on the Arts, the Department of Public Instruction, the Department of Health, the Department of Human Services, and North Dakota Department of Emergency Services, issued a statewide survey that received over 11,300 responses from North Dakotan’s all around the state. Information gleaned from responses will inform state agency and partner organizations’ efforts to support North Dakotans during this challenging time.
Survey response data is available at a zip code level; to request data for your community please email firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information about resources and assistance for North Dakota communities, visit the Main Street ND webpage.
Impact of Participation in Creative Recreational Activities
Participating in creative activities has helped North Dakotans manage the negative impacts of the Coronavirus pandemic, including social distancing and increased isolation.