Why Rugby?

Competitive Advantages


 It's no secret as to why many businesses and families are calling Rugby home. The support we get here in Rugby, opens many doors for people. We have endless advantages about Rugby. The cost of living in Rugby is 10.3% lower than that of the U.S average. This cost advantage allows companies to see what Rugby has to offer. The crime rate in Rugby is 18% lower than the North Dakota average. Rugby is known for its adequate water supply, which is well appreciated from the community. All amenities are located within walking distance or a short driving distance. Our utility infrastructure is also a major attraction, and it meets the demands of the area's businesses. Rugby is located next to both U.S Hwy 2 and N.D Hwy 3. This strategic location provides the ability to get around easier. The median income is $37,898 and the median home value is $96,400, which provides you with an idea of its affordability.  

Business Enviroment


 Businesses in Rugby, ND have been growing in size. About 200 businesses and companies are a part of Rugby. We encourage business owners to come to Rugby and sustain a great life for them and their business. 

Major Employers


 Our major employers are:  Rugby Public School District #5, Heart of America Medical Center, Rugby Manufacturing, and Envision.  

About Our Community


 The Geographical Center of North America marks the location of Rugby, North Dakota. Compared to other cities in North Dakota, Rugby is ranked in the upper quartile of Population Density. The small town contains 2,876 people, as of 2017. Rugby offers great both public and private schools, and the community here takes a lot of pride in our Rugby Panther sports teams, and other school related activities. The school district has a student to teacher ratio of 11:1, which gives students more learning opportunities. There are multiple different types of careers located in Rugby as well. The town of Rugby is quite a friendly and welcoming place to live, giving many job options, great learning opportunities, and having peaceful neighborhoods. 


Make Rugby Your Hometown

 Imagine yourself in our quaint community where you get to know everyone. Come back to a town where people say "Hello!" to you as they pass by you on the street. Where you know all of your neighbors, and where everyone is involved in some aspect. The citizens in Rugby come in large numbers together to bridge the gaps in our community. For us, sustaining a clean, safe environment for our community is top priority. There are multiple engaged volunteers that create fun, and exciting activities for everyone in the area. Some activities include the Rugby indoor swimming pool, and the Rugby Country Club where many people enjoy golfing. There is also the Prairie Village Museum located in the small town, along with the Lyric Theater, Music in the Park, and the Pierce County Fair in the summertime. Rugby hosts many community service projects, such as Arbor Day tree planting ceremonies, clean-up days, and collecting canned goods for the Food Pantry. We have endless activities for the outdoors, such as hunting, fishing, and snowmobiling. Rugby has multiple faith based activities as well, and such a wide variety of events for all sorts of people in the community. Come make Rugby, North Dakota a home for you.


Plant Your Roots

 Rugby is an incredible place to start a new business. With our excellent medical care, grand education, community involvement, and neighborhood support, we can make Rugby the top attraction for businesses and citizens. The Rugby area offers a great hometown atmosphere, recreation and sports, unique shopping, contains local food restaurants, has many attractions and historic sites, and endless community events. We are always putting the best effort into making new businesses the finest that they can be. Let us help you get connected with the right resources to make your business a success!