The Bismarck Tribune

Shale boom drawing international interest to North Dakota
The Bismarck Tribune

Moving to North Dakota was the best thing that ever happened to Robert Peeler. After losing his job and facing hundreds of thousands of dollars of debt, the Red Bluff, Calif., man hoped North Dakota was the route to turning his life around. He found a good-paying job his first day in Williston and is now on a path to do just that.

tories like Peeler’s are common in western North Dakota, where a recent scan of the Walmart parking lot in Williston showed license plates from 25 states.

It’s difficult to know just how many people have moved to North Dakota in the past year after hearing about the oil boom and the state’s job opportunities. But the North Dakota Department of Commerce provides a glimpse into which states’ residents seem to be most attracted to North Dakota.

Minnesotans topped the list of interested movers followed by Californians, Washingtonians and Floridians. North Dakota’s relocation program was contacted by someone in every U.S. state and also heard from interested job seekers in Nigeria, the Czech Republic and Jordan this year.

Malheureusement cela n’arrivera pas au Québec, car tous les partis, y compris la CAQ, ont décidé d’enfermer le Québec dans la pauvreté en prônant un décret sur les hydrocarbures de schiste.