Grand Sky to anchor Counter UAS Task Force

North Dakota-based task force formed to develop, support countermeasure operations North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum announced today the formation of a UAS industry-led task force focused on supporting the development and advancement of technologies to protect and defend against threats posed by rogue UAS activities. The UAS Detection and Counter-UAS Task Force will be tasked …

Keith Lund named next president, CEO

The Grand Forks Region Economic Development Corporation (EDC) board of directors has unanimously selected Vice President Keith Lund as the new president and chief executive officer. Lund will begin his new responsibilities July 1, succeeding Klaus Thiessen who is retiring in June after 14 years with the EDC. Lund has been the EDC’s vice president …

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Beyond line of sight flights to begin at Grand Sky

Grand Sky, the first commercial UAS business and aviation park in the U.S., announced today it expects to begin  beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS) operations with large UAS at the park this summer. The 217-acre park is the first location in the U.S. to receive regulatory permission to host commercial BVLOS test flights for …

Top 10 – April 2017

  Short statement. Big news. After 14 years with the EDC, President & CEO Klaus Thiessen announced he will be retiring at the end of June. You can read the full news release here. Start Up Grand Forks, a new pilot program to provide seed funding to new entrepreneurial endeavors in the city, received the …

Grand Forks launches pilot start up funding program

The City of Grand Forks Jobs Development Authority approved Start Up Grand Forks, a new three-year pilot program to provide seed funding to entrepreneurs. The Grand Forks Region EDC board of directors and City of Grand Forks Growth Fund also reviewd and previously provided recommendations for program approval. Mayor Michael Brown convened an entrepreneurial advisory …