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Economic Development

The Linton Industrial Development Corporation (LIDC) is an active and aggressive organization. If you are interested in starting a new business, moving or expanding an existing business we invite you to visit our community or give us a call to see how we may be able to help you. The LIDC was incorporated February 6th 1984, as a non-profit corporation.The Board of Directors consists of seven members of which two of the seven are appointed by the Linton City Council, the remaining five directors are elected by the corporation’s members to three year terms on a rotating basis.The Primary purposes for which the corporation was organized are;

  • To promote and assist existing businesses to prosper and expand.
  • To promote and assist new businesses to locate in Linton.
  • To assist clients in developing business ideas and business plans.
  • To assist clients in obtaining financing from local, state and federal agencies.
  • To give positive direction to the development of commerce in the City of Linton, the County of Emmons and the state of North Dakota.
  • To carry out activities which will enhance the image and reputation of Linton as a place to live and invest.
    The City Council, Chamber of Commerce, Local Financial Institutions and the LIDC work closely with each other to ensure that you receive the attention and help that you require.There are a number of local, county and state incentive programs available to new start up companies or to companies looking to relocate or expand. Some of the programs that are available are:
  • Provide property and Income Tax Exemptions to new businesses.
  • Income Tax Incentives
  • Jobs Training Assistance
  • LIDC Revolving Loan Fund
  • Interest Rate Buy Downs
    The LIDC also works closely with the Lewis and Clark Regional Development Council which has a number of Grant and Loan programs available to assist you.Linton has a number of commercial and residential lots available for development. We also have existing homes and commercial buildings for sale or rent.North Dakota’s high school graduation rate ranks 4th in the United States which produces a superior work force that is recognized worldwide. North Dakota also has the lowest worker’s compensation rates in the United States.