Bismarck and Mandan are located in central North Dakota, with Mandan on the west side of the Missouri River and Bismarck, the state capital, on the east side.

Bismarck’s population of 65,000 and Mandan’s population of 19,000 form a thriving community that offers a combination of parks and open spaces for outdoor recreation along with city amenities, shopping and dining.

Things to do

Check out these resources for fun things to do in and around Bismarck:

Bismarck-Mandan Convention and Visitor's Bureau - Things to see and do in the Bismarck-Mandan area

Bismarck Parks and Rec - Parks, recreational facilities and programs in Bismarck
Mandan Parks and Rec - Parks, recreational facilities and programs in Mandan

Mandan Progress Organization - Calendar of events in Mandan

Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park - Historic sites and wide-open spaces for hiking, camping and more
Bismarck Downtowners - Shopping and dining in the historic downtown district


North Dakota continues to have record low unemployment rates, consistently the lowest in the nation. With a labor force of 413,804 and participation rate of 69.5%, there is constantly a search for qualified talent in careers and jobs in all industries. With thousands of positions open across the state, there’s something out there for all job seekers.
Job Service ND - Official employment service of the state of North Dakota
Job Service ND – Bismarck - Contact information for the Bismarck office
Largest employers in the area: Sanford Health, Bismarck Public Schools, CHI St. Alexius Medical Center, Wal-Mart, ND Department of Human Services, City of Bismarck, Aetna, Basic Electric Power Cooperative, ND Department of Corrections, Missouri Slope Lutheran Care Center, Mandan Public School District, NISC, HIT Inc, Dakota Travel Nurse Home Care, Cloverdale Foods, Morton County




Additional City Resources

Make Your Mark – Specific relocation information, job searching tips, and community resources

City of Bismarck - Information about city government and services
City of Mandan - Information about city government and services

Bismarck Tribune - The latest news for Bismarck
Mandan News - The latest news for Mandan

Bismarck-Mandan Chamber of Commerce - Business directory for Bismarck and Mandan

Bismarck-Mandan Young Professionals Network - Resources and events to connect with young professionals and the local business community