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Economic Development Report 2018 Released

Bank of North Dakota’s economic development initiatives are highlighted in its recently released 2018 Economic Development report. BND is working with its stakeholders to create a venture capital ecosystem where businesses can thrive. Interest buydowns through the Bank’s programs can potentially help a business save thousands of dollars monthly. Additionally, BND is involved in administered Read More

Postsecondary Education 2018 Report Released

A thriving economy requires an educated workforce. Bank of North Dakota partners with stakeholders across the state to cover the education lifecycle: College SAVE to help families save for college followed by programs that help students determine and pay for the best career path. Our student loan programs fill in the funding gaps during college, Read More

Celebrating 100 years with our favorite people

Bank of North Dakota opened its doors on the corner of Seventh Street and Main Avenue in Bismarck July 28, 1919. To commemorate that event, the Bank is welcoming our favorite people–the residents of North Dakota–to a day of celebration on Monday, July 29, 2019. Activities will take place from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Read More

Social Media Websites Can Cause Big Threat To IT Departments

As if fighting outside hack attacks are not enough, IT departments everywhere are combating another foe: company social media websites. These websites and the content employees post to them pose a challenge to keep that information from harming cybersecurity efforts. Most companies have social media sites that post information about the company, including plenty of Read More

North Dakota Legislature declares Bank of North Dakota Day

To commemorate 100 years of fulfilling its mission to promote agriculture, commerce and industry in North Dakota, the North Dakota Legislature has declared Monday, February 25, 2019 as “Bank of North Dakota Day.” Bank of North Dakota (BND) is the longest-running, successful state-owned bank in the United States and is the only one of its Read More

Bank of North Dakota releases limited edition coins

Bismarck – In celebration of its 100th anniversary in 2019, Bank of North Dakota (BND) has released a limited edition commemorative coin available in pure silver or antique brass. Only 750 silver coins and 650 antique brass coins are available for purchase online at bnd.nd.gov/store through the Dakota Institute collection, managed and marketed by Bismarck Read More

Bank of North Dakota releases book about its first 100 years

Bismarck, ND – Just one month before entering its 100th anniversary year, Bank of North Dakota has released the book, “The Bank of North Dakota – From Surviving to Thriving.” It is the third book ever written about the only state-owned bank in the country and chronicles the Bank’s first century, covering a history rich Read More

FAFSA videos simplify the application process

The FAFSA can be completed in about 30 minutes if you know what to expect and have the information you need at your fingertips. We’ve created a series of short videos to explain different aspects of student financial aid and common areas where people have questions in completing the FAFSA. Overview of the financial aid Read More

Create A Strong And Unique Password For Every Account

It’s not the newest trend. In fact, it’s rather old news. It’s still important to use strong passwords, use passphrases, and YES! Passwords really do still get cracked. The many techniques for obtaining passwords over the years have become more sophisticated, but the tried and true methods still work. The top methods for cracking passwords, Read More

Marriott Suffers One Of The Largest Data Breaches In History

Hospitality has been hit again. This time, if it isn’t the largest data breach on record, it is certainly right up toward the top. Marriott International announced this week that information of guests reaching up to 500 million was exposed in a breach of the Starwood properties guest reservation system. And it wasn’t just a Read More

The benefits of local contacts

The benefits of local contacts Have you connected with resources in your community? Ashton Hauff, founder of Makewell in Bismarck, North Dakota, has provided a powerful forum for locals to encourage, learn from and inspire each other. Read on to learn more. Provide a brief history and overview of Makewell. Makewell was created out of Read More

Financial literacy workshops are a hit!

Bank of North Dakota is committed to helping residents make smart financial decisions. In fact, we believe the need for education is so critical that we’ve dedicated a full-time employee to the effort. Lance Hill has participated in financial literacy efforts for the Bank for more than 10 years. The most popular presentations include:   Read More

Why is financial literacy so important today?

Major shifts in the economic practices in our country are the impetus for increasing financial literacy. According to Kristina Zucchi, CFA, in a recent Investopedia article, Americans have more financial decisions to make than ever. Past generations relied on pension plans for retirement. As that practice has changed to a variety of retirement investment options Read More

Predicting the future

The crystal ball concept is a good one. If we could just see into the future, we would know if Decision A leads to Outcome A, or if we choose Decision B, what change does that make to give us Outcome B? The North Dakota Legislature frequently asks these types of questions, and now with Read More