New Rockford, ND

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New Rockford Area Betterment Corporation (NRABC)

The New Rockford Area Betterment Corporation (NRABC) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation established in 1990 to generate new and additional tax revenues for New Rockford and Eddy County.

Mission Statement

The NRABC actively promotes economic and community development in New Rockford, North Dakota, to aid in the generation of tax revenues and to improve the overall sustainability and quality of life for residents and businesses in the community.

Professional Services

Housing and Business Incentives

NRABC Child Care Grant Program

Community and Industry Information

NRABC 2016 Annual Report


Amanda Hegland, Executive Director -

Jessica Dillon, Rockin' Fitness Manager -


Contact Information

Executive Director
Office: (701) 947-2205

PO Box 775
117 1st St S
New Rockford, ND 58356

Facebook: New Rockford Area Betterment Corporation

Office Hours 

Monday-Friday 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. or by appointment
*Office hours may very depending on community meetings and events.*

2017 Board of Directors and Officers

Melinda Martin, President

Stuart Richter, Vice President

Donn Frahm, Secretary

Jill Louters

Adnan Aldayel

Jordon Meier

Kenny Thompson

Mike Jacobson

Mike Yri

Amy Ellingson, non-voting City Commission representative


Company History

In the early 1990's, the NRABC attracted a $1.8 million bison processing facility, the first in the United States to be dedicated entirely to bison. Since then, the NRABC has assisted with many business start-ups, business expansion, and community and economic development projects. The NRABC also works with other agencies, including the Small Business Development Center and the Small Business Administration, to offer business planning, finance and marketing assistance to local businesses.

In 2006 the NRABC created an Executive Director position to focus on community and economic development activities, as the NRABC believes that a community must be attractive to individuals and families in order to attract businesses. In 2011, another new position of Assistant Director was created to support community development and marketing and PR services. The NRABC has assisted with various community development projects, including the relocation and expansion of the city library, the addition of a job/skills training center, renovation of the city park, and the creation of a housing incentive program, the community swimming pool project, development of the New Rockford Business Park, demolition and repurposing of the City Hospital site, construction and management of a 24-hour fitness center, and the digital upgrade to the Rockford Theatre.

The NRABC is a member of the Economic Development Association of North Dakota, an industry association for economic development professionals. We actively collaborate with other development corporations through this organization for the benefit of the region and the state.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

NRABC 2012 Annual Report

NRABC 2013 Annual Report

NRABC 2014 Annual Report 





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