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  • Drilling bits & terabytes: How the Bakken created statewide opportunityAugust 17, 2015

    The boom in the west is being heard in the east as companies in the Red River Valley strive to create innovative new technology to further advance and enhance oil development in North Dakota’s Bakken.

    On Monday, September 21st, the energy and tech sectors will converge in Fargo to discuss the relationship between the Bakken and the Red River Valley at a public event hosted by the North Dakota Petroleum Council and Bakken Backers.

    At “Bits + Bytes,” the public will have the opportunity to gather at the historic Fargo Theater to learn about how businesses in the west have grown as a result of the oil boom, how the technology being developed there is being used in the oil fields and to hear the stories of how the companies came to be. Additionally, attendees will hear about the latest developments in the oil patch from leading experts on the front lines of the Bakken.

    Before the oil boom, North Dakota’s economy was driven largely by the Red River Valley in the east. With the University of North Dakota and North Dakota State University leading the charge, the area’s economy witnessed targeted growth in the areas of technology, advanced manufacturing and distribution. Continue reading…