A SW North Dakota rancher has turned a passion for working leather into a successful side business. It’s a story of quality workmanship, the use of new technology to reach an audience wider than the one in Bowman County and embracing product ideas outside the norms. Get the full story on a small business making a big impact for one family from the Dickinson Press.
And why does it matter in Minot? What’s likely to make a local economy more resilient, one big business or lots of little businesses? And what does it take to help a small artisan business get started? It’s usually a lot less than our average economic development investment.