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North Dakota has Pride

By Katy Kassian

Many people are already famil­iar with the blue and gold Pride of Dakota logos on products, but it is unlikely that they may know the diversity of this pro­gram.

After seeing how other states used “branding” pro­grams to promote local busi­ness, Former Commissioner of Agriculture Kent Jones helped found Pride of Dakota in 1985. The first year saw about 20 companies join the program. Today, there are over 500 members. Continue reading