MADC attended the EDND Summer Conference

Posted: Jun 26 2015
MADC staff attended the EDND Summer Conference in Bismarck on June 24-25th. Bismarck-Mandan Development Association (BMDA) hosted this year's conference which focused on:

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• Childcare
• Housing
• Legislative Impacts
• Funding Programs Offered

In addition to the conference, attendees toured the Bobcat Acceleration Center and Bismarck Public Schools Career Academy.

The $28M Bobcat Acceleration Center expansion includes office/lab space, demonstration areas, and indoor/outdoor machine operations. Their unique atmosphere and business model has been extremely successful thus far leading to zero turnover.

The Bismarck Public Schools Career Academy is located on Bismarck State College campus and has 1,300 students from 10 public/private high schools. Providing an alternative way of learning, this academy offers career and technical programs in multiple fields to help educate the future workforce through hands-on experience.