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Linked below are commonly sought after economic development data, research and other resources.
Watford City/McKenzie County Economy at a Glance
updated monthly by McKenzie County Job Development Authority providing a snapshot of the local economy. For in-depth and statewide Labor Market Information visit JSND's
Workforce Intelligence Network
McKenzie County Area Profile
updated monthly by Job Service ND. Labor market information, census data, economic composition. Other counties' and state figures available
North Dakota's Oil & Gas Economy Report
updated monthly by Job Service North Dakota. Provides up-to-date data on the oil and gas industry. For in-depth Oil & Gas production numbers visit NDDMR Oil & Gas Division's general statistics
Job Openings Data-Region 1
updated monthly by Job Service North Dakota. Region 1 covers the counties of McKenzie, Williams and Divide. More reports available
Oil Production by City
map showing the number of wells within a thirty mile buffer of the four cities over 5,000 in population located in oil producing counties.
Oil Production by Well
map showing the location of the 15,291 oil wells in January 2017 color coded based on amount of production.
Oil Production by Township
map showing 423 townships that produced at least 100 barrels of oil in January 2017 color coded based on amount of production.
Oil Production by Section
map showing 4,830 sections of land that produced at least 100 barrels of oil in January 2017 color coded based on amount of production.
Traffic Count (2016)
ND Department of Transportation provides traffic count at critical intersections throughout the state. Also available:
Quarterly Taxable Sales & Purchases
North Dakota State Tax Department
Monthly Revenue Distributions
North Dakota State Treasurer
USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service
North Dakota Agricultural Weather Network
Watford City Building Permits
Research & Resources
McKenzie County School District (2018-2019) Enrollment Report and Projections
An annual forecasting study commissioned by McKenzie County School District #1.
One page summary
4-County Oil Impacts Analysis (June 2018)
presentation to EERC Energy Hawks on oil impact to McKenzie, Dunn, Williams and Mountrail counties. Study commissioned by the WDEA and conducted by AE2S Nexus.
McKenzie County Economic Development Strategic Plan (2013)
produced for county to aid future planning needs and desires.
Energy Impact Study-Watford City
projects growth for oil impacted communities. Executive summary
49 slide presentation here
ND Department of Mineral Resources Presentation
to ND Association of Counties (Oct 2016)
Spotlight on North Dakota Energy
Comprehensive report complied by the Great Plains Energy Corridor on the state of North Dakota's energy industry in 2016.
Region 1 Housing Needs Assessment (2016)
Report showing McKenzie Co growing by 87% from 2014 to 2029. Produced by ND Housing Finance Agency.
McKenzie County School District (2017-2018) Enrollment Report and Projections
The study projects a doubling of school enrollment to 3,000 students within 10 years. Study undertaken by firm with 97% accuracy.
McKenzie County Public School Enrollment Status (2016)
School enrollment projections through 2026.
Watford City Development Information Brochure
listing of housing/retail developments in the Watford City area.
County Functional Classification
Road classifications within county boundaries.
Watford City Basemap
produced by North Dakota Department of Transportation.
City of Alexander
City of Arnegard
City of Watford City
McKenzie County GIS Mapping Info
McKenzie County Community Profile
Population and Housing Projections
Watford City Developers Handbook
Starting a Business
Watford City Economic Development Corporation
McKenzie County Development
McKenzie County Economic Development Coordinator
McKenzie County Courthouse
201 5th St NW
Watford City, ND 58854
Watford City Development
Watford City Economic Development Director
Public Relations Director
Watford City City Hall
213 2nd St NE
Watford City, ND
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