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Starting a Business


Interested in starting a business in McKenzie County? 

McKenzie County has a number of resources to help you find financing, a building, available labor or transportation. The County Job Development Authority was established to promote primary sector business development. The JDA works with the Watford City Economic Development Corporation to identify and assist new and expanding business. 

The JDA also works closely with the Small Business Development Center, which  is open to help new and existing business owners with all facets of owning and operating businesses including business plans, cash flows, loan preparations, research and many other small business items. The SBDC has an office at the Rough Rider Center and is available for free and confidential services to McKenzie County residents.

The 2017 Tax Incentives for Businesses provides information regarding commonly asked tax questions for North Dakota.



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