Top 10 – November 2016

  1. The 2016 Northern Valley Career Expo on Nov. 2 was the largest to date, with 34 schools sending sophomores to learn about careers in the region. Student surveys after the event validate the event’s impact: 86.3% say the Expo increased their interest in pursing a career in the region and 96% say it was a valuable career education activity.
  2. Terry Sando met with businesses and industry leaders at Unmanned Systems Canada, continuing to promote the region’s assets for UAS opportunities.
  3. The Grand Forks Planning and Zoning Commission and City Council gave preliminary approvals for zoning, platting and annexation for the bio-refinery being developed by Biomass Solution, an EDC client.
  4. Brandon Baumbach attended the Red River Regional Council’s Ideas to Action summit, which showcased economic and community development projects throughout Northeast North Dakota.
  5. We attended GFAFB Commander Col. Rodney Lewis’s State of the Base address where he highlighted recent investments at the base and its current missions.
  6. Keys were handed over to the co-working space and Evolve Grand Forks (formerly Evolve ND) volunteers are hard at work getting it ready for its December opening.
  7. Klaus, Keith, and Terry briefed the North Dakota Economic Development Foundation on the region’s activities and provided them an update on the Valley Prosperity Partnership’s priorities for the upcoming legislative session.
  8. We attended the ground breaking for the city’s water treatment plant. It’s a critical piece of infrastructure needed to support our community’s growth.
  9. Have you seen UND Today, their enewsletter with stories about the people, research, and activities behind our university?  You should sign up to get it.
  10. Congratulations: JLG Architects received 2 design awards from the ND chapter of the American Institute of Architects. Read more …