Bowman County is comprised of four towns; Rhame, Scranton, Gascoyne and the largest, Bowman, a regional commerce center which draws from North Dakota, northwest South Dakota and eastern Montana. Our county has accessible land, infrastructure, cooperative Government and a growing economy. Bowman County’s roots have always been in agriculture, but we are also a booming energy sector. We are a leading oil producing county in North Dakota, the number two producing state in the Nation. Also, we have large coal reserves, uranium deposits and a 20 MW wind farm. Bowman is a shopping and service center, as well as a clean, friendly residential center known for low crime, pollution and plenty of recreational opportunities.
- Growing population of all ages, highlighted by young families and climbing school enrollments
- Proximity to growing oil fields provides expanding economy while maintaining safe, clean family environment
- Ready and able workforce looking for new opportunities paired with new housing developments providing space for workforce growth
- Intersection of US Highways 12 & 85 with daily traffic counts from 2000 to 5000 vpd
- BNSF Railroad Mainline across county
- Bowman Municipal Airport: current 4,800×75 ft. runway, new airport is set to open in 2015 with a larger runway at 5,700 ft.
- Nearest major airport is located in Dickinson, just 75 miles to the north
- Centrally located between airports with daily commercial flights to Denver, Minneapolis, Salt Lake City, Las Vegas and Mesa
- Centrally located between I-94 to the north and I-90 to the south
- State-of-the-art fiber-optic-based broadband network
- Two local internet/cable/telephone service providers
- Two wireless phone service providers
- All major carriers are available for pickup and drop-off in the area
- US Postal Service provides next-day and two-day service
Commonly known as the ‘Banana Belt’ of North Dakota, Bowman County’s weather is often warmer than the rest of the state meaning milder winters and four distinct seasons. Bowman County does have the Little Missouri River and water recreation areas, but is not prone to flooding.