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FinalGoodLife_ND_1_whiteColor.jpgNorth Dakota is a place of new opportunities and new residents. "New to North Dakota" showcases new residents to our state and tells the story of why they are excited to Find the Good Life in North Dakota.

A workforce recruitment campaign, Find the Good Life in North Dakota was started by the North Dakota Economic Development Foundation in 2014. Find the Good Life works cooperatively with Experience ND to enhance North Dakota's image, recruit workforce and provide information about what it is like to live, work and play in North Dakota. 


Something for Everybody

North Dakota's vibrant communities and excellent quality of life offer opportunities to those looking to our state as their next potential home. The videos and resources found here are provided to showcase and make shareable the stories of those who have experienced it first hand. Please use these resources as you see fit in presentations, recruitment interviews, websites, social networks, emails to friends and family. Email, embed and share the information as often as you wish. 


New to North Dakota - Find the Good Life
Vinette video featuring 6 relocators as a highlight to the series. 

The American Dream 

Stephanie is happy to have found the American dream in North Dakota. A veteran and transplant from Chicago, she was excited to find it right in the middle of family, employment opportunity and quality of life.

A Place to Grow

After coming to North Dakota on a track scholarship, Thomas was excited to find a place where he could grow. He is pursuing his professional aspirations, all while raising a family and saving money. 

Building a Wonderful Life

Wendy is pursuing a wonderful life and is excited to have found all the things she loves about her home state of Kansas, and all the things she wishes it had, right here in North Dakota.

Recreation I Love 

Casey jumped at the opportunity to pursue his career in North Dakota at one of the state's premiere golf courses - Bully Pulpit. Now he's enjoying space for the recreation he loves.

Jobs Here for Everybody

Ireland is a long way from North Dakota, but Liam and his family are excited to be here. With a strong economy and jobs for everyone, Liam is pursuing his dream of owning his own business.

A Full Heart 

Paula took the leap and became a North Dakota girl. Her heart is full and she's excited by the many new friends and acceptance she's found right here in North Dakota.



Planning Your Move to North Dakota
Asnwers to some of the most frequent North Dakota relocation questions. (PDF)

North Dakota Relocation Checklist
A list of helpful resource websites to use when considering relocation to North Dakota. (PDF)

Tips for Military to Civilian Employment
A resource for making the transition from the military to civilian workforce a smooth one. (PDF)

Find the Good Life Quality of Life