- Associated Press - Thursday, March 27, 2014

CHICAGO (AP) - The governor of North Dakota is touting the state’s strong economy at a summit that has gathered industrial executives, entrepreneurs, academics and elected officials.

Gov. Jack Dalrymple on Thursday spoke at the Forbes Reinventing America Summit in Chicago.

Dalrymple touched on recent reports that have highlighted North Dakota’s status as a leader in personal income and population growth.

The U.S. Census Bureau has reported population growth in all regions of the state. Thousands of people have flocked to North Dakota’s northwest corner in recent years searching for high-paying jobs associated with an oil boom.

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