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Published September 07, 2012, 02:48 PM

Hoeven Says North Dakota at Forefront of Technology

(WDAY TV) -- Senator John Hoeven says North Dakota is about more than just oil and gas: the state is also at the forefront of technology.

By: WDAY Staff Reports, WDAY TV

(WDAY TV) -- Senator John Hoeven says North Dakota is about more than just oil and gas: the state is also at the forefront of technology.

The chamber's "State of Technology" conference today focused on some of the technological advancements and opportunities in the state.

North Dakota is ranked first in the nation for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math job growth. Of 16-thousand available jobs in the state, 60-percent are NOT in oil counties, and many are in the field of technology.

Senator Hoeven says, "this is how we're gonna make sure that North Dakota continues to be the state that drives economic development in this country well beyond just energy. And that's happening right now."

Entrepreneur Doug Burgum and Google executive Jeff Davis also spoke at the event.

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