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Resources for New & Existing Businesses

The City of Mandan's Business Development Office provides assistance to new and existing businesses including guidance for prospective entrepreneurs, information on available commercial properties and business incentives, and facilitation with the development and permitting process.



How do I...

Develop a Business Plan... 


Register and License my Business..

  • You can register your business at the North Dakota Secretary of State's website
  • You can find the guidelines for North Dakota Sales and Use Tax at ND Tax
  • You can apply for an Employer Identification Number (EIN) online


Obtain the necessary permits for my business...

  • There are different type of permits that businesses must acquire before other steps can be taken. Please read through the FAQ's on Building Inspection's page to find out what permits your business may need. 


Determine if my location or building will work for my business..

  • Before you sign a lease or purchase property, contact City Planner Andrew Stromme to confirm your business is in the correct zoning and/or other needed technical assistance.



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