Mandan News

Committee offering business education workshops

The Mandan Tomorrow – Economic Opportunity and Prosperity Committee is hosting three business education workshops in 2013 as a means of providing assistance to existing businesses and aspiring entrepreneurs looking to start businesses.

Planned session topics and dates include: North Mandan Development Opportunities on Thursday, March 21, Business Start-Up 101 on Thursday, April 18, and Business Franchising 101 in September or October.

The first of the informational sessions focuses on commercial development in north Mandan in the area surrounding the new Walmart supercenter. A representative of the Metropolitan Planning Organization will be on hand to discuss transportation studies and future roadway plans. Owners of property north of Interstate 94, exit 152 near Sunset Drive and Old Red Trail are being invited to present master plans and plat maps.

The session will give interested parties an idea of available properties for sale or lease such as restaurant pads, office buildings, strip malls, and more. The session is targeted at real estate agents, lenders, existing business owners who may need another location and those contemplating investment in a business. Information will also be provided about local business assistance programs.

The session will be held at the new facility of HIT, Inc., located at 2640 Sunset Drive. The program runs from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Sign up in advance at cityofmandan.com under the “Meeting and Event Registration” tab or call 667-3485.