REAP - Advancing Rural Matters

Why Rural Matters

The impact of rural people and places in North Dakota is measurable and significant for the future of the state.

Citizen Participation

Rural communities provide a unique lifestyle where cooperation and accountability is an everyday occurrence.

Rural Business

The rural lifestyle is the culture of a people who continue to pioneer industries in places still defined as frontier.

REAP Zones

Since 1995, REAP zones in regions of North Dakota have supported what matters to rural communities and businesses.

20th Anniversary of REAP Zones

1995- 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. See the photos…

The Anniversary videos show projects that came from the program. See the celebration...