The motion picture and television industry supported 1,146 direct jobs and 118 production related jobs.
The software industry supported 4,656 direct jobs and 5,355 jobs in total.
Local television supported 3,940 thousand jobs.
Local radio supported 2,990 thousand jobs.
The app economy supported 7,210 jobs in the computing workforce.
$36.12 million in wages generated from the motion picture and television industry.
$6.41 million earned by new media and internet creators.
In the local app economy, the average computing salary is $73,336.
State Economic Impact
Local software industry contributed $714 million to U.S. GDP.
Local television contributed $1.98 billion to U.S. GDP.
Local radio contributed $1.48 billion to U.S. GDP.
U.S. Copyright Registrations [2011-2017]
Total Registrations: 1,712
Visual Arts Total: 209
Performing Arts Total: 324
Sound Recording Total: 218
Literary Works: 961
Creative Community By the Numbers
3 video gaming companies
86 local commercial radio stations.
20 local commercial television stations
147 music publishers and 628 songwriters
40 newspaper publications
570 graphic designers
Notable creators who hail from the state of North Dakota:
Josh Duhamel, actor
Lawrence Welk, musician
Charlie Korsmo, actor
The top 5 North Dakota daily newspapers by circulation are The Forum, Bismarck Tribune, Grand Forks Herald, Minot Daily News, and The Dickinson Press.
The Enchanted Highway is a collection of the world’s largest scrap metal sculptures constructed at intervals along a 32-mile stretch of two-lane highway in the southwestern part of the U.S. state of North Dakota.