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The North Dakota Department of Commerce today announced the next COVID-19 Business Briefing call is scheduled for Thursday, March 26. 

This week, state leaders will participate in the briefing to discuss emergency business financing. Scheduled speakers are:

Lt. Gov. Brent Sanford

Michelle Kommer - Commissioner of North Dakota Department of Commerce

Al Jaeger - North Dakota Secretary of State

Jon Godfread – Commissioner of North Dakota Insurance Department

Rick Clayburgh - President and CEO of North Dakota Bankers Association

Eric Hardmeyer - President and CEO of the Bank of North Dakota

Al Haut - District leader of Small Business Administration, North Dakota

Bryan Klipfel - Director of North Dakota Workforce Safety and Insurance, Job Service North Dakota

The COVID-19 North Dakota Business Briefing call is one of many informational efforts by the Economic Resiliency Team. Led by the North Dakota Department of Commerce, the team was created to implement a coordinated approach to mitigating the impact of COVID-19.

The purpose of the Economic Resiliency Team is to provide just-in-time information to businesses and employers in a rapidly changing environment; ensure a whole-of-government approach by coordinating COVID-19 information and resources across all state agencies that interact with businesses, so employers and businesses do not have to navigate these systems on their own; and position state government as a trusted provider of accurate and timely business and employer resources relating to this pandemic, including but not limited to:

  • Dedicating researchers to understand federal legislation as it relates to employers and employees and translate to action;
  • Launching a ONE-stop web page with COVID19-related employer resources combining information from across ALL of state government (this page is developing hourly);
  • Coordinating state efforts with local and regional chambers and economic development organizations so that efforts are not duplicated. 
  • Creating a joint effort led by the North Dakota Department of Commerce in partnership with the Greater North Dakota Chamber in response of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) health crisis.


The briefing call is one of many methods bringing North Dakota leaders, businesses and employers together to discuss updates, information and resources pertaining to COVID-19.

The COVID-19 Business Briefing call will occur every Thursday at 11 a.m. CT over the next four weeks. The schedule is subject to change to reflect the evolution of COVID-19 and the related impacts to businesses and employers.

More information and registration can be found at belegendary.link/NDbusinessbrief

Those who are unable to attend the call can receive updates from brief and recordings by following @CommerceND on Facebook and Twitter, and Dept. of Commerce on LinkedIn.

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