State of North Dakota secondary Archives: on Corporations


Doug Burgum: Economy of the future built on collaboration for innovation

Q: How do you view the role of innovation and entrepreneurship in North Dakota?

DB: Entrepreneurs are the lifeblood of our economy. From the original Dakota Territory pioneering settlers, to the grassroots innovators whose ideas and actions lead to the creation of global companies, North Dakota has a history of innovation. The economy of the future will be built around collaboration from research, universities, communities, companies, and entrepreneurs. We have to do more than create great jobs; we have to create communities that foster interaction and ideas that become attractors for innovators. While innovation and entrepreneurship are simply buzzwords for some, for me, they are tangibles that I have lived and breathed throughout my entire life in North Dakota.

Source: EmergingPrairie.com on 2016 North Dakota gubernatorial race Apr 26, 2016

Doug Burgum: Founded software company at age 26; grew to 2,000 staff

At the age of 26, I literally "bet the farm" to provide the seed capital for then fledgling startup, Great Plains Software. Before being acquired by Microsoft, we grew Great Plains to 2,000 team members hailing from more than 220 towns and cities across North Dakota. After leaving Microsoft, I co-founded Arthur Ventures, which strongly supports the tech startup community in North Dakota, which has grown to more than 120 team members and is working to transform healthcare operations worldwide.
Source: EmergingPrairie.com on 2016 North Dakota gubernatorial race Apr 26, 2016

Rick Becker: Lower tax rates and eschew picking winners and losers

When it came to taxes and the state's reliance on oil revenue, the candidates all agreed the state is heavily reliant. How to fix that was where the candidates differed.

"What we need to do is improve our whole tax climate," Becker said. Becker said rather than provide a wide array of tax incentives the rates should be lower in order to benefit everyone and eschew picking winners and losers.

Stenehjem said the problem with the reliance on oil revenue is the large impact it has on income and sales tax collections. He succinctly outlined a key platform plank his administration would have in solving the problem. "Diversity, diversity and diversity," Stenehjem said: ways to diversify the state's economy is to push for value-added energy and agricultural products as well as grow the state's unmanned aerial systems industry.

Source: Bismarck Tribune on 2016 North Dakota gubernatorial debate Mar 3, 2016

Rick Becker: Picking winners & losers fails; lower taxes & get out of way

Technology will be key to maintaining a strong economy, but Republican candidates for governor disagree on the path to a positive future.

Rep. Rick Becker agreed that technology will be key to the state's future but disagreed with Wayne Stenehjem on the state's role in business. Becker said the focus should be on lowering tax rates for individuals and businesses so everyone benefits equally.

Becker said he has a problem with the various tax incentives and programs available to try and attract businesses to the state [which Stenhjem supports]. "It sets up all sorts of problems. We're picking winners and losers," Becker said. If government focuses on one or two specific areas for economic development, it overlooks the full potential of the economy and other businesses are ignored, he said.

Becker said an enticing tax climate would make having incentives unnecessary. "The government doesn't create jobs that are productive to the economy. What it can do is get out of the way," Becker said.

Source: Bismarck Tribune on 2016 North Dakota gubernatorial race Feb 28, 2016

Jack Dalrymple: Cut corporate tax and income tax across the board

Excerpts from legislation: SB 2349: Reduces Individual and Corporate Income Taxes:

Legislative outcome: Bill passed Senate 33-14 on Feb. 18; bill passed House 59-32-3 April 17; Governor Dalrymple signed April 23 !

Source: North Dakota legislative voting record on SB 2349 Apr 23, 2015

Eliot Glassheim: Opposed across-the-board corporate and income tax cuts

Excerpts from legislation: SB 2349: Reduces Individual and Corporate Income Taxes:

Legislative outcome: Glassheim voted NAY; bill passed Senate 33-14 on Feb. 18; bill passed House 59-32-3 April 17; Governor Dalrymple signed April 23 !

Source: North Dakota legislative voting record on SB 2349 Apr 17, 2015

Marvin Nelson: Opposed across-the-board corporate and income tax cuts

Excerpts from legislation: SB 2349: Reduces Individual and Corporate Income Taxes:

Legislative outcome: Nelson voted NAY; bill passed Senate 33-14 on Feb. 18; bill passed House 59-32-3 April 17; Governor Dalrymple signed April 23 !

Source: North Dakota legislative voting record on SB 2349 Apr 17, 2015

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