Part of the Department of Commerce, the Division of Economic Development and Finance is responsible for coordinating the state's economic resources to attract, retain, and expand wealth. The site provides information such as available property, the business climate, incentives to do business in North Dakota, and workforce data.

The North Dakota Small Business Development Center (ND SBDC) aims to help small businesses in North Dakota. This resource offers consulting services for developing and established small businesses at little or no cost. A newsletter, list of events, and news updates are also available.

The North Dakota branch of the Department of Commerce specializes in helping small to medium-sized companies develop and execute exporting strategies. This branch also covers nine counties of Northwestern Minnesota. Fees vary and are based on the service being provided.