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Central ND - Pop 103K

MEET Bismarck-Mandan

Straddling the beautiful Missouri River, Bismarck and Mandan

combine two unique cities into one extraordinary community. The metro area is home to the North Dakota State Capitol, public and private post-secondary education, two distinct downtowns and miles upon miles of parks and recreational trails. Affordable and full of opportunity, it’s a great place to make your mark.

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With a 25% increase in established businesses over the past decade, Bismarck-Mandan is full of opportunity. These new businesses add to the robust job market with government, healthcare, education, energy and food production as its backbone.


  • Sanford Health
  • Bismarck Public Schools
  • CHI St. Alexius Medical Center
  • Walmart
  • State of North Dakota
  • City of Bismarck
  • NISC
  • Cloverdale Foods
  • Aetna
  • Basic Electric Power Cooperative
  • Missouri Slope Lutheran Care Center
  • Mandan Public School District
  • HIT Inc
  • Dakota Travel Nurse Home Care


Emergency Care

Available Locally

  • Primary Medical Care
  • Dental Care
  • Vision Care
  • Veterinary Care
  • Veteran Healthcare



The Bismarck-Mandan area is loaded with outdoor recreation, great restaurants, craft breweries, live music and more entertainment. Head to the two revitalized downtown areas where you can find a unique stores, coffee shops, pubs, a rooftop bar, charcuterie, farm-to-table restaurant or sidewalk dining by a historic building restored to its original grandeur. (New downtown apartments and condominiums make for an especially walkable experience.)

You can also enjoy more than 100 miles of paved recreational trails, plenty of parks, long summer days on the river and seven affordable golf courses offering all levels of play.

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Want to learn more about the good life in Bismarck-Mandan and get connected to local champions and employers? We can do that.

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Bismarck-Mandan Convention and Visitor's Bureau
(Discover what to see and do in Bismarck-Mandan)

Bismarck-Mandan Chamber of Commerce
(Connect with the Bismarck-Mandan business community)

Bismarck-Mandan Young Professionals Network
(Check out resources and events to connect with young professionals and the local business community)

Bismarck-Mandan: Make Your Mark
(Learn about professional development opportunities for you)