North Dakota ranks second in the nation in “opportunity”

North Dakota is the land of opportunity, according to new survey.

Opportunity Nation, in partnership with Measure of America, ranked North Dakota second in the nation in a state-by-state survey designed to assess the opportunities that allow individuals to climb the economic ladder of success.

“The priority that North Dakota’s citizens and leaders are placing on the idea of opportunity is a shining example that deserves to be held up as best practices for other states to emulate,” said Mark Edwards, executive director of the Opportunity Nation Campaign. “The state’s score of 61 percent falls behind only one other state in the country, Vermont, who scored a 64.29. While extremely commendable, opportunity scores are calculated on a scale of zero to 100, so there’s still plenty of room for improvement for the state to make in the years ahead.”

Minot Daily News