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Bakken Oil Conference held in Sioux Falls, Monday

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An oil boom is happening right above our border and man call it one of the biggest explosions of economic development in our lifetime.

It's taking place in the West and Northwest part of North Dakota.

Monday, leaders, including those from Sioux Falls, will present ways how you can get involved.

The population in Williston and surrounding communities has more than doubled since the drilling started and with that growth brings challenges but also a world of opportunity. That's the reason behind this conference.

The event, sponsored by Hegg Companies, will allow small businesses and investors to find out how they can be part of the development in North Dakota.

The surrounding communities near the oil fields need housing, restaurants, doctors and even movie theatres to support the growth.

Political and business leaders from the oil fields will be in town interacting and getting people excited about the new opportunities along our northern borders.

"The purpose behind our event tomorrow is to try and give ourselves a better prospective of what is needed but to also bring the people that are in the know in North Dakota here so the people in Sioux Falls, and surrounding communities, can understand what those opportunities are," Hegg Companies President Paul Hegg said.

What: The Bakken and Williston Basin Conference

When: Monday September 24th at 7:45 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Where: The Hilton Garden Inn, Sioux Falls

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