Pondering our energy potential
Imagine a place where jobs are plentiful, and the housing market is thriving. A place where even low-paying service jobs come with signing bonuses and other benefits.
Sound too good to be true? No. It’s real, and it’s right here in the U.S.
The scenario described above can be found in Williston, N.D. The secret to their newfound prosperity: oil. The state is drilling at record pace, with oil production doubling from 2008 to 2010. And that’s creating an economic boom in towns such as Williston. People are working, and businesses are hiring.