Key Industries

MADC’s Targeted Industries


Minot, North Dakota offers unique competitive advantages for primary sector businesses, especially in the following industries: agriculture, energy, UAS, and distribution.

Minot has proven to be the location of choice for local and global businesses, providing superior infrastructure, educated and skilled workforce including retired Air Force personnel, local incentives, and the largest city-served industrial park between Seattle and Chicago!

MADC focuses on the primary sector because it’s the principle driver of economic development. MADC’s targeted industries bring new dollars into the Minot community through the sale of its products and services outside of the trade area. The primary sector is the tipping point for Minot’s economy as secondary and tertiary businesses will follow.
Minot’s first-class primary sector businesses include worldwide companies like Hess CorporationAGT Foods, and many more. Invested in the exploration and production of crude oil and natural gas, Hess Corporation is a leading energy company with a key focus in the Bakken Shale Play in North Dakota.  Minot’s strategic location reaps unique benefits for the energy industry, as well as agriculture. AGT Foods is one of the largest suppliers of value-added pulses, staple foods and food ingredients in the world; with over 40 production facilities across the U.S., Canada, Turkey, Australia, China, South Africa and more. Out of all of their facilities across the globe, AGT Foods chose Minot for their most recent $30 million expansion (completed in 2016). Aiding the energy and agriculture industries, UAS has become a special focus for MADC. Companies such as SkySkopes, a leading drone service provider, offers specialized energy infrastructure inspection and high-tech precision agriculture applications to greatly enhance the energy and agriculture industries. SkySkopes' unique services have proven to save businesses up to 70% in business costs. Lastly, Minot features a nationally recognized Industrial Park offering the largest distribution hub between Seattle and Chicago, as well as the only BNSF Site Certified property in the state of North Dakota. 

Minot is also home to thriving local businesses such as Minot Milling and Central Machining and Pump Repair. Whether you are a small company or a global business, Minot is the right location for your business.