Pembina County Job Development Authority (JDA)

The Pembina County JDA explores new business development opportunities, supports local community development efforts, and provides financial and technical assistance to develop and implement economic development projects.


The Pembina County JDA was one of the first county JDAs in North Dakota and was meeting even before the legislative creation of job development authorities. Local leaders recognized the need to convene regularly and support business development activities throughout the county. As such, the Pembina County JDA is believed to be the first JDA in the state of North Dakota. The JDA was formally established in 1991. This is an active and engaged organization that has supported numerous economic development and business development initiatives. 


The Red River Regional Council (RRRC) provides contracted professional services to the Pembina County JDA, which is governed by a Board of Directors. The Board meets on a bi-monthly basis in rotating locations throughout Pembina County.


For more information about any of the economic development programs and services offered in Pembina County, please contact the Pembina County JDA at 701-352-3550 or find us on the RRRC website.

Pembina County JDA Annual Report 

Business Retention and Expansion Final Report


Pembina County Economic Development Strategic Plan 2015-2020


Top Strategies Identified:

  1. Business Development*
  2. Sector Specific Development
  3. Value Added Business Development
  4. Tourism Development*
  5. Community Development*
  6. Other Development based upon local feedback on infrastructure needs, retiree amenities, and “lone eagles”
  7. Quality of Life – “place making”


*The Pembina County JDA is focusing on the three strategies in bold.