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.
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.
Amanda Hegland, Executive Director - email@example.com
Monday-Friday 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. or by appointment
2017 Board of Directors and Officers
Melinda Martin, President
Stuart Richter, Vice President
Donn Frahm, Secretary
Amy Ellingson, non-voting City Commission representative
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.