Last year's flooding of the Souris River in North Dakota left about $1 billion in damage. About $500 million has been allocated for road repair alone. In addition, work in the Bakken Shale has ramped up. All projects are competing for talent to help build, repair, redo. "There is enormous demand for construction and engineering services in North Dakota," said Ryan Bernstein, legal counsel for Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D.