Doug Burgum

North Dakota

Elected North Dakota’s 33rd governor in 2016

Early Years: Born 1956, in Arthur, North Dakota

Education: Graduated from North Dakota State University, received an MBA from Stanford University.

Career: Consultant with McKinsey & Company; provided seed capital for accounting software company Great Plains Software in Fargo, North Dakota, led a company buyout; sold Great Plains Software to Microsoft, where he subsequently worked as Senior Vice President of Microsoft Business Solutions Group.

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About North Dakota

Nickname: Peace Garden State

Capital: Bismarck

Population: 756,927

Size: The state covers 70,698 square miles

Economic drivers: Agriculture is the largest industry; petroleum, food processing, technology

Did you know? It is the only state with a state-owned bank (Bank of North Dakota, Bismarck) and a state-owned flour mill (North Dakota Mill and Elevator, Grand Forks).

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