As oil production grows and investments and production in the Bakken stabilize, demand for housing and all the other amenities that accompany a quality life increase. In Watford City and Williston, they remain in the midst of a surge in demand for all these things, but they’re still finding the supply behind.
Check out this story from the Williston Herald on the what’s it’s like to the west of Minot, and then wonder — are we positioning ourselves well enough for the opportunities our region is creating? Minot’s got housing. Minot’s got quality of life amenities. Minot’s got an Airport with capacity. Maybe there’s more we can be doing to attract those choosing Western North Dakota!