REAP - Advancing Rural Matters

Beach, ND Computer Center

Why Rural Matters

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

Rural Grocers Initiative Meeting

Citizen Participation

Rural communities engage in cooperation and accountability to create projects like the Rural Grocers Initiative.

Farm to Bottle

Rural Business

REAP works to connect resources to emerging markets for locally grown supply needs of North Dakota’s winery industry.

REAP Zones, ND

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...

REAP Investment Board