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Gov. Doug Burgum, right, goes over his notes with communications director Mike Nowatzki before speaking to business leaders gathered for the Greater North Dakota Chamber policy summit in Bismarck in 2017.

The Greater North Dakota Chamber’s annual Policy Summit will be held Aug.  16 at the Ramkota Hotel and Convention Center in Bismarck.

The event will feature panel discussions with business and government leaders focused on the future of North Dakota’s Legacy Fund, the needs and wants of the state’s transportation infrastructure, the state of North Dakota’s business climate and what can be done to address the state’s workforce shortage.

A panel discussion will feature the proponents and opponents of the proposed constitutional ethics measure. The capstone to this year’s event will be a debate between the major party candidates for the U.S. House: Republican nominee Kelly Armstrong and Democratic-NPL nominee Mac Schneider. 

“Our goal for this year’s summit is to, as much as possible, generate more light and less heat,” said Arik Spencer, GNDC's president and CEO. “GNDC views the Policy Summit as a public service to the state. We bring experts and policymakers together to share ideas and discuss how we can improve North Dakota. Policy and thoughtful discussion, rather than personalities and conflict, will take center-stage.”

The event will run from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Register online at or call 701-222-0929.

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