Welcome to Devils Lake, North Dakota!

Economic Development is the art of creating an area enticing enough to be a business location balanced with a financial package that will benefit the business as well as the area itself.  Business development works best when it is in association with community development and we have it together in Devils Lake.  The Lake Region has available space, quality employees and above all, it is a safe area to raise a family.

Entrepreneurs are appreciated in the Lake Region and we are experienced in assisting business start-ups as well as business expansions.  Could you be the next success story in the Lake Region?

Welcome to Devils Lake, North Dakota! We are an area that is rich in culture, beauty and economic opportunity. A pristine place full of people trained to assist you in starting, expanding or relocating your business and waiting to welcome your family to our safe neighborhoods!

The Forward Devils Lake Development Corporation is the public/private non-profit organization that is responsible for assisting in start-up, relocation and expansion of businesses in the Devils Lake Area.

We invite you to peruse our website for an introduction to the Devils Lake area and business information.


Read some real-life stories of how businesses have found success in the Devils Lake Area.

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Obama administration announces $500 million in community college grants to expand job training through local employer partnerships - Posted 9/20/12

Grants are the 2nd installment of $2 billion, 4-year initiative WASHINGTON, D.C. — Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis today announced $500 million in grants to community colleges and universities around the country for the development and expansion of innovative training programs. The grants are part of the Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career [...] READ MORE

Forward Devils Lake celebrates community’s success, development - Posted 3/16/12

By Louise Oleson, Editor Devils Lake Journal Two new members were voted on and welcomed onto the Forward Devils Lake Board at the annual meeting held Wednesday at noon in the LRSC dining hall; Shannon Teigen and John Nord. Forward Devils Lake director Chris Schilken was upbeat about the community and the good things that [...] READ MORE