Williston Economic Development
The Williston Economic Development office is a non-profit organization which provides relocation / expansion services to new and existing primary sector businesses.
Williston Area Development Foundation
The Williston Area Development Foundation is the marketing entity of Williston Economic Development. It is a non-profit organization that is funded through memberships, grants and STAR Fund dollars.
"To be the leading advocate for sustainable growth and development of the Williston area."
"Promote a diversified economy that supports regional development and quality of life."
Plan and implement a "Building a Better Tomorrow" campaign.
Advocate state and federal support to build a growing community and region.
Focus on regional quality of life issues and retail and professional services growth.
Promote economic diversity with regional value added agricultural products and processing.
Williston STAR Fund
The voters of the City of Williston approved a 1% city sales tax through June 30, 2020. 75% of the proceeds of such City sales and use tax shall be dedicated to property tax relief through debt reduction and to necessary infrastructure and 25% shall be dedicated to an economic and community development related to workforce development, community enhancement, and quailty of life projects, with the primary objective of creating jobs by applying funds for business retention, expansion and recruitment in Williston and northwestern North Dakota. The funds shall be administered by a seven (7) member committee appointed by the Williston City Commission and may allow two (2) City Commissioners to serve on such a committee. All projects recommended by Williston STAR Fund will be subject to approval by the Williston City Commission. Upon passing a resolution by a 4/5ths vote of the Commissioners, the City Commission may allocate up to a total of 75% of the proceeds to either use described above.