REAP - Advancing Rural Matters
The impact of rural people and places in North Dakota is measurable and significant for the future of the state.
Rural communities provide a unique lifestyle where cooperation and accountability is an everyday occurrence.
The rural lifestyle is the culture of a people who continue to pioneer industries in places still defined as frontier.
Since 1995, REAP zones in regions of North Dakota have supported what matters to rural communities and businesses.
20th Anniversary of REAP Zones
20th Anniversary – 2015
For twenty years, REAP zones have been effective in impacting rural communities in North Dakota. Former US Senator Byron Dorgan tells the story of its beginnings. The Anniversary video below shows some great projects that were implemented because of the program.