North Dakota: 2003
Issued September 2005
County Business Patterns
U.S. Department of Commerce
Economics and Statistics Administration
U.S. CENSUS BUREAU
This report was prepared under the general direction of Franklin Winters, Assistant
Division Chief for Research and Methodology, Economic Planning and Coordination Division.
Paul Hanczaryk, Chief, Register Analysis Branch, supervised the preparation of this report
and was assisted by Susan Keehan, Phil Thompson, and Jim Warden.
Stefan Belliveau, Joel Fowler, Mary Green, Lavelle Lee, Tracy Palmer, and
Jon Youngman contributed in resolving establishment processing problems and in data
analysis. David Chapman contributed to the editing system and provided other
Additional data analysis was provided by the staffs of Bernard J. Fitzpatrick, Assistant
Division Chief for Collection Activities, Economic Planning and Coordination Division,
assisted by David Eade; and Mark Grice, Assistant Division Chief, Processing, National
Processing Center, assisted by Marsha Sowders and Jan Speaker. Statistical methodology
and quality assurance operations were performed by Michael Kornbau, Steve Klement,
Thomas Cevis, and Michelle Vile.
Steven McCraith, Chief, Census Related Surveys Branch, Economic Statistical Methods and
Programming Division, assisted by Dan Vacca, supervised computer support operations.
Jerry Richards and Bob Penrod provided additional support for computer operations.
Bernadette J. Beasley, Michael T. Browne, and Kevin Proctor of the Administrative and
Customer Services Division, Walter C. Odom, Chief, provided publications and
printing management, graphics design and composition, and editorial review for print and
electronic media. General direction and production management were provided by
James R. Clark, Assistant Division Chief, and Susan L. Rappa, Chief, Publications
Special acknowledgment is also due the many businesses whose cooperation has
contributed to the publication of these data.