State P2 Programs

North Dakota Department of Health
1200 Missouri Avenue, PO Box 5520, Bismarck, ND 58506-5520
Phone: 1-800/755-1625 Fax: 701-328-5200
Robert Tubbs, Pollution Prevention Coordinator, e-mail: , Phone: 701-328-5150

Midwest Assistance Program, Inc. (MAP)

MAP is a private, non-profit organization created in 1979 to help small, rural communities address water and wastewater concerns involving system development, management and rehabilitation. In 1987, the scope of MAP's assistance expanded to include solid waste management and market development. Small rural communities and other entities such as mobile home parks, water and sewer districts, and unincorporated areas are beneficiaries of MAP's no cost technical assistance and training.

MAP Contacts:

Audrey Boe Olsen, Rural Development Specialist, e-mail:
PO Box 187, Crosby, ND 58730
Phone: 701-965-6383, Fax: 701/965-6374

Calvin Bergenheier, Rural Development Specialist, e-mail:
PO Box 841, Mandan, ND 58854
Phone: 701/663-4827, Fax: 701/663-8062

Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP)

North Dakota State University
Institute for Business & Industry Development, PO Box 5256, Fargo, ND 58105-5256
Phone: 701/231-1001, Fax: 701-231-1007
Contact: Wallace Eide, Director, Phone: 701/231-1001, e-mail:

IBID is the first point of contact for businesses and industries that want access to the specialized technical expertise available through the NDSU campus. IBID staff are specialists with experience and training in engineering, market planning, feasibility analysis, product design, stress analysis, market analysis, business assistance, market surveys, facilities design, and human development training. The manufacturing specialist project leader for North Dakota's Manufacturing Technology Partnership is also located at IBID.

Small Business Development Center (SBDC)

State Lead Center, 118 Gamble Hall, Box 7308, Grand Forks, ND 58202
Phone: 701/777-3700 or 1-800/445-7232, Fax: 701/777-3225
Website:, e-mail:
Walter "Wally" Kearns, State Director, e-mail:
Phyllis Vold, Operations/Administrative Officer, e-mail:

The SBDC Program is designed to deliver up-to-date counseling, training and technical assistance in all aspects of small business management. SBDC services include, but are not limited to, assisting small businesses with financial, marketing, production, organization, engineering and technical problems and feasibility studies. Special SBDC programs and economic development activities include international trade assistance, technical assistance, procurement assistance, venture capital formation and rural development.

Bismarck Center, 700 East Main Ave., Second Floor, Bismarck, ND 58502
Phone: 1-877/596-6622, 701/328-5865
Contact: Carl Kvanvig, Regional Director, phone: 701/328-5794, e-mail:

Fargo Center, 51 Broadway, Suite 505, Fargo, ND 58102
Phone: 701/237-0986, 1-800/698-5726, fax: 701/237-9734
Linda Liebert-Hall, Business Development Specialist, phone: 701/235-1495, e-mail:
Jackie Neubauer, Program/Admin. Asst., e-mail:

Grand Forks Center, 202 North Third Street, Suite 200, Grand Forks, ND 58203
Phone: 701/772-8502, Fax: 701/746-5748
Contact: George Youngerman, Regional Director, e-mail:

Minot Center, 2201 - 15th St. SW, Minot, ND 58701
Phone: 701/857-8211, Fax: 701/839-3889
Mitch Monson, Business Development Specialist, e-mail:
Havey Herslip, Business Development Specialist, e-mail:
Mary Beth Votava, Business Development Specialist, e-mail:

Williston State College Center, Box 1326, Creighton Building, Williston, ND 58802-1326
Phone: 701/774-4200 or 888/863-9455, fax: 701/774-4229
Contact: Gary Sukut, Business Development Specialist, phone: 701/774-4279, e-mail:

Small Business Administration (SBA)

North Dakota District Office of the U.S. Small Business Administration
657 Second Avenue North, Room 219
Fargo, ND 58108
Phone: 701/239-5131 x220
Contact: Jim Stai, District Director, e-mail:

The U.S. Small Business Administration, established in 1953, provides financial, technical and management assistance to help Americans start, run, and grow their businesses. With a portfolio of business loans, loan guarantees and disaster loans worth more than $45 billion, in addition to a venture capital portfolio of $13 billion, SBA is the nation's largest single financial backer of small businesses. Last year, the SBA offered management and technical assistance to more than one million small business owners. The SBA also plays a major role in the government's disaster relief efforts by making low-interest recovery loans to both homeowners and businesses. The US SBA is dedicated to providing customer-oriented, full-service programs and accurate, timely information to the entrepreneurial community.

Small Business Assistance Program (SBAP)

North Dakota Dept of Health
Small Business Assistance Program, PO Box 5520, Bismarck, ND 58504-5520
Phone: 701/328-5266, 800/755-1625, Fax: 701/328-5200
Jeffrey Burgess, Ombudsman, e-mail:
Tom Bachman, Director, e-mail:

SBAPs have been established in each state to help small businesses comply with requirements of the 1990 Clean Air Act Amendments. Small businesses affected include but are not limited to: agricultural chemical applicators, asphalt manufacturers and applicators, auto body shops, bakeries, dry cleaners, foundries, furniture manufacture and repair, gasoline service stations, general contractors, hospitals, lumber mills, metal finishers, newspapers, pest control operators, photo finishing labs, print shops, service and repair, and wood finishers. Technical assistance offered includes: informing businesses of applicable Clean Air Act requirements and helping them deal with specific technical, administrative and compliance problems; disseminating up-to-date information about the Clean Air Act; and referring businesses to environmental auditors who can help them evaluate a company's work practices, monitoring procedures, and record-keeping.


University of North Dakota Energy & Environmental Research Center
PO Box 9018,Grand Forks, ND 58202-9018
Phone: 701-777-5131, Fax: 701-777-5181
Contact: Gerald Groenewold, Director, e-mail:

Established as a federal research and development facility in 1951, the EERC is one of the leading developers of energy and environmental technology in the world; EERC is recognized as an expert in the prevention and cleanup of air, water, and soil pollution.

University of North Dakota Innovation & Business Development Center
PO Box 8372, Grand Forks, ND 58202-8372
Phone: 701-777-3134, Fax: 701-777-2339
Contact: Bruce Gjovig, Director, e-mail:

The Center for Innovation is dedicated to assisting manufacturers, researchers, and entrepreneurs in exploring and identifying new and emerging markets, commercializing new products and technologies, and starting new ventures. The Center accesses the talent, technology, and training of the University of North Dakota faculty in areas such as environmental technologies, energy and environmental research, and alternative energy sources.

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