Business Resources

Primary Sector Businesses
The State of North Dakota has development tools and incentives for industry and commerce that are in the primary sector business. Some of these incentives require certification thru the Economic Development and Finance Division of the North Dakota Department of Commerce.  

Primary sector business means a business that adds value to a product, process, or service that results in the creation of new wealth. The term includes tourism, but does not include production agriculture. For more information concerning the certification of a primary sector business, and programs and incentives that may require this certification, please see the ND Department of Commerce website: