Cost of Business

Cost of business 15 percent lower

The cost of business in West Fargo is 15% less than the national average. West Fargo provides customized business services by working case by case with individual firms to solve both major and minor challenges that occur. Furthermore, our multi-faceted approach also means that once a business locates in West Fargo, West Fargo commits to establish a business’s staying power – regardless of the business’s size.

The City of West Fargo recognizes the myriad benefits businesses bring to our community and intend to give all the aid and resources needed to maintain a sustainable business venture in West Fargo.

Corporate Income Tax Exemption

  • 5-year corporate tax exemption for new or expanding primary sector businesses
  • Investment tax credits for business investors

Sales Tax Exemption

  • No sales and use tax exemptions on eligible services, manufacturing or computer/telecommunication equipment
  • Utilities are not taxed in North Dakota

Property Tax Exemption

  • Up to 5-year 100 percent property tax exemption
  • Additional five years available for agriculture processors
  • Property tax exemptions for new or improved buildings (for eligible businesses)
  • Payment in lieu of a property tax exemption, a company may negotiate a fixed or graduated tax rate for a period not to exceed 20 years
  • Personal property is not taxed, including equipment, materials in process and accounts receivable

Additional Benefits

To review the incentives available for businesses in West Fargo, visit our Incentives page.