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Geographic Concentration of Scientists and Engineers
September 19, 2013 | National Science Foundation

The geographic distribution of scientists and engineers in the United States is not uniform. Some states have much higher percentages of these professionals than other states. Virginia, Washington, Maryland and Colorado have higher than average numbers of these professionals. Arkansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Dakota and South Dakota have lower percentages.

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Rocketing North Dakota GDP
July 15, 2013 | Energy Information Administration
"In recent years, North Dakota has seen significant gains in real gross domestic product per capita, coinciding with development of the Bakken shale play. In 2001, North Dakota's GDP per capita was well below the U.S. average, ranking 38th out of 50 states. [...] By 2012, its real GDP per capita was $55,250, more than 29% above the national average. Quoted from the Energy Information Administration website article.

Diamond Exploration in Eastern North Dakota
January 7, 2013 | North Dakota Geological Survey
This fact sheet by the North Dakota Geological Survey describes the possibility of kimberlites in North Dakota and a 2010 exploration program conducted by Kennecott.

Capturing More Natural Gas in North Dakota
March 2, 2014 |
North Dakota has been flaring about 1/3 of the gas produced from the Bakken Formation and drawing criticism as a result. Now North Dakota state government is trying to rally investments from natural gas processors and chemical manufacturing to utilize that gas.

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