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Minot is the business and shopping hub for north-central North Dakota. The city’s historic downtown area is nestled in a valley carved out by the Souris River that flows through Minot from west to east, with hills rising up on the north and south sides of the city.

Minot Air Force Base, located 13 miles to the north, has been an integral part of the community since the 1950s. Minot’s steady growth offers business and career opportunities, while its friendly neighborhoods make it a great place to call home.

Things to do

Minot Convention and Visitors Bureau - Things to see and do in the Minot area

Minot Park District - Parks and recreational facilities and programs

Minot Downtown Business and Professional Association - Shopping and services in the historic downtown area 


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 - The official employment service of the state of North Dakota 
Job Service ND – Minot - Contact information for the Minot office 
Largest employers in the area: Trinity Health, Minot Public School District, US Military in ND, Minot State University, City of Minot, Wal-Mart, Marketplace Foods, Kalix, Ward County




Additional City Resources

City of Minot - Information on city government and services
Minot Area Development Corporation - Information and assistance for companies looking to relocate or expand in the Minot area
Minot Daily News - The latest area news

Minot Chamber of Commerce - Information on city businesses

Minot Young Professionals - Resources and events to connect with young professionals and the local business community