Grand Sky named one of the fifty most innovative projects in the U.S.

Announcing The United States Of Innovation 2017 50 projects that are really making America great again By Fast Company Staff – April 17, 2017 NORTH DAKOTA An open sky just for drones North Dakota is home to the country’s first space strictly for flying drones: the Grand Sky park, a 217-acre expanse in rural Grand …

Northrop Grumman opens Grand Sky site

Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) today officially opened its new facility dedicated to fostering autonomous systems and other capabilities at the Grand Sky Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Business and Aviation Park near Grand Forks, North Dakota. The facility will serve as a nucleus for research and development, pilot, operator and maintainer training along with operations and …

Klaus-Thiessen

Klaus Thiessen announces retirement

Grand Forks Region EDC President & CEO Klaus Thiessen announced to the organization’s board of directors today he will retire June 30. Thiessen, the longest serving EDC president, has been leading the region’s economic development organization since 2003. In his tenure with the EDC, capital investment by client companies has exceeded $750 million and clients’ …

Top 10 – March 2017

  At the EDC annual meeting, members elected three to serve terms with the board of directors: Karl Bollingberg, executive vice president at Alerus Financial; Grant McGimpsey, vice president of research and economic development at UND; and Jonathan Holth, co-owner of The Toasted Frog restaurants. Eleven (11)  newly appointed advisors began their first terms with …

Burga receives 2017 Impact Award

The Grand Forks Region EDC recognized Bill Burga with its 2017 Impact Award during its annual meeting held March 30. “His enthusiasm and passion for Grand Forks has helped us grow,” said EDC Board of Directors Chairperson Dwight Thompson said. “We have called on him many times to meet with prospective companies, where he has …

PS Doors Impact Award Presentation

EDC honors PS Doors with Corporate Impact Award

Grand Forks manufacturer PS Doors has received the Grand Forks Region EDC board of directors 2017 Corporate Impact Award. “The EDC board of directors is pleased to present this award to an innovative company that has its roots firmly planted in Grand Forks but its branches spread throughout the United States and the world,” said …