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Welcome

Hafa Adai, Tirow, and Welcome to the official website of the CNMI Office of Planning and Development. Thank you, Si Yu’us Ma’ase, and Ghilisow for visiting. We know you will find many resources here that will help you understand where we will move the Commonwealth forward.

The management of our economy is undoubtedly the most important priority of our Commonwealth, and it requires a comprehensive community approach from our homes and villages to our private sector and federal partners. In a collaborative effort with our community leaders through the Office of Planning and Development, we intend to create a better Commonwealth that is reflective of the goals, dreams, and aspirations of the people who call these beautiful islands home.

OPD seeks to work with corporate leaders, small business owners, nonprofit organizations, and community interest groups that share a common goal of positive and sustainable economic development for the Marianas through market diversification, improved infrastructure, and an educated workforce. We believe that this strategy presents a collective vision that will make our economy stronger and more resilient for the future especially following Super Typhoon Yutu.

Our community has expressed their desire for greater adaptation to a more globalized world, climate change, and economic forces outside of our control. We understand as a community that economic viability in the CNMI is an ongoing struggle with limitations and externalities, but we remain optimistic that diversifying our economy and recreating our policy approach will yield a higher standard of living for our people in the years to come.

We extend our gratitude to the countless individuals and groups within our community for contributing their time and service to working with OPD. Together, we will create a safer, healthier, and more vibrant community for the Marianas.