Burgum: North Dakota needs workers  (Audio)

November 2, 2023

BISMARCK, N.D.–Speaking to the “Envision 2035” summit, held at Bismarck State College Wednesday, North Dakota Governor and Republican presidential candidate Doug Burgum said there are a number of companies with big projects looking at North Dakota – but he says the companies are concerned about whether they will be able to fill the jobs that come with those projects.

He pointed to the ADM soybean crushing plant to be built in Jamestown. He says he and an adviser were on the phone with the CEO of ADM.

Burgum also said the state’s universities should look at sharing facilities, to cut down on construction needs.

Burgum said the exceptions would be for career academies, and research facilities.