Top 10 – August 2017

  At its August meeting, the EDC board of directors reviewed and recommended support for 5 projects that could result in more than $87 million in capital investment into the region. The Grand Forks Growth Fund approved the first Start Up Grand Forks project, a new fund providing micro-loans to help launch Grand Forks’ newest …

The Future of North Dakota Defense Communities

We are excited to announce that Grand Forks will host the first of its kind North Dakota Regional Defense Forum at the Alerus Center October 10th and 11th! Supporting North Dakota’s defense presence unites leaders from our military installations, communities, and industry in an ongoing journey that is evolving with the ever changing needs of …

Top 10 – July 2017

  UND President Mark Kennedy shared the university’s strategic plan with EDC directors, advisors and business leaders. EDC Board Chair Tammy Peterson said “As business leaders we have a vested interest in the success of our university.”  In closing his presentation, Kennedy said, “We’re all in this together. I’m confident we can propel our university, …

Sando resigns from UAS role

Terry Sando, the EDC’s Director of UAS Sector Development, announced his resignation, effective in early September, to pursue an opportunity in the private sector. “We are appreciative of Terry’s commitment and his impact on raising the region’s UAS profile, as well as the breadth of industry knowledge he brought to the EDC,” said EDC President …

Top 10 – June 2017

  It was a bittersweet month for the EDC as we said good-bye to our retiring president & CEO. But not before the board honored him with the EDC Impact Award and announced the award is being renamed the Klaus Thiessen Impact Award. More … How cool are you? Way Cooler Than You Think. Check …

Herald Opinion: Thiessen did grand things for Grand Forks

Klaus Thiessen may be the most popular Canadian in Grand Forks who isn’t a noted hockey player. Thiessen, the longtime executive director of the Grand Forks Economic Development Corporation, recently retired. At an event in his honor at Sky’s in downtown Grand Forks, Thiessen was feted by several dozen and all seemed unanimous in their …