Minot Park District Reviews Economic Impact

Minot Park District Reviews Economic Impact

 February 22, 2020

For Immediate Release

Minot Park Districts Reviews Economic Impact

Minot, ND- The Minot Park District recently completed an Economic Impact Study with SBO.  The study included the the MAYSA Arena, North and South Hill Softball Complex, Jack Hoeven Baseball Complex, Corbett Field, the Municipal Auditorium, Hammond Tennis Complex, Cameron Indoor Tennis Center, Souris Valley Golf Course, Jack Hoeven Wee Links, Roosevelt Park Pool,  Roosevelt Park Zoo and North Hill Soccer Complex. 

“In working with SBO on the Economic Impact Study we are able to share how our facilities positively affect the economic climate of our community.” Says Ron Merritt, Minot Parks Executive Director.  “We have many visitors to our facilities that are coming from outside of our community.  They may be visiting for a tournament, a stop at the Roosevelt Park Zoo or maybe a round of golf at Souris Valley Golf Course.  While they are here, they are shopping, staying in hotels, and eating at restaurants while putting money back into our community.”

The study revealed in 2019 economic activity attributed to the MPD injected over $48,000,000 into Minot, ND economy.  Each $1.00 of tax revenue spent by the MPD returns approximately $5.33 of total economic impact to the local community.  

The study also reviewed future Economic Impacts numbers with facilities the Minot Park District is currently exploring in their Master Planning.  Facilities being studied include renovations to the Minot Municipal Auditorium, a proposed indoor field house, and a proposed fourth sheet of ice at the MAYSA Arena.  

“We are in the very beginning stages of our Master Planning process and the Economic Impact study is imperative as we move forward with our planning.” Says Merritt.  “We want our community to know they will have many opportunities to share their opinions and ideas through public forums and as always we are more then happy to hear from them through email or phone calls at any time.  

For more information, please call the Minot Park District office at 857-4136


For more information please contact:

Minot Park District

Elly DesLauriers,  Director of Marketing & Development