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This section is updated by WRED Board of Directors and staff as well as community leaders that are members of their local economic development organization.

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  • 1 Aug 2019 7:29 AM | Anonymous

    Western Region Economic Development (WRED) is seeking clubs, organizations and religious groups for an online directory.
    WRED is a non-profit organization funded through valued memberships, grants, and STAR Fund dollars. The board of directors is comprised of economic development representatives from Divide, McKenzie, Mountrail and Williams Counties as well as business leaders from western North Dakota.

    WRED understands that one of the fastest ways to feel like a part of a community is to find people with similar interests. To assist in connecting people, WRED has added a “Get Involved” page to our website. The purpose of this page is to give clubs, organizations and religious groups the opportunity to be listed free of charge in the directory. Our plan is to compile a regional list of clubs, organizations and religious groups. We encourage others to share our page and help new comers to the area connect.

    We encourage entities from Divide, McKenzie, Mountrail and Williams Counties in North Dakota as well as entities in Richland, Roosevelt and Sheridan Montana to join the directory. If you have a club, organization or religious group that you would like to have added to the “Get Involved” page, please visit
    All entries will go to our system administrator for approval before being added to the site.

    Thank you for your interest and support of western North Dakota.

    Ann Kvande
    Executive Officer
    Western Region Economic Development

  • 31 Jan 2019 12:32 PM | Anonymous

    At the WRED Annual Membership Meeting the membership voted to include all of the regional economic developers that have been serving on the board as ex-officio members with voting rights.  This will keep the economic developers from having expiring terms and is another step closer in making the board truly regional.  Also included as ex-officio members is one representative from each of the following: the Williston STAR Fund, the City of Williston, District 1,2,4 or 39 Legislation, NDSU Williston Research Extension Center, the Western Area Builders Association and Williston State College.

  • 26 Nov 2018 3:23 PM | Ann Kvande (Administrator)

    WRED launches a new website for its members.  Members will now include the members of the regional economic development groups.  All members will be able to email each other if they are logged into the website.  Members will also be able to add topics to the Forums section of the website and post replies.

  • 22 Nov 2018 12:29 PM | Anonymous

    Western Region Economic Development (WRED) is please to announce that they have changed their name.  WRED was formerly Williston Regional Economic Development, but decided on the name change to better showcase who they represent.

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