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 …

Workforce initiative launches to support recruitment, retention

It Gets Cold Here, and That’s Cool! Grand Forks region launches workforce recruitment & retention initiative What started as a workforce development initiative is turning into a rally cry for the region. “We formed a Human Resources Advisory Committee to address workforce development and we landed on something far deeper.  We decided that to truly …

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Klaus Thiessen accepts gift, honored with Impact Award.

EDC recognizes Thiessen with Impact Award

Award renamed in his honor The EDC board of directors presented Klaus Thiessen with the EDC Impact Award during a reception in his honor Thursday. Thiessen is retiring next week after 14 years as the president & CEO of the Grand Forks Region EDC. The Impact Award, which recognizes outstanding businesses or individuals making a …

Top 10 – May 2017

  More big news. The board of directors named EDC Vice President Keith Lund to succeed Klaus Thiessen as president and CEO. Lund will assume his new responsibilities July 1.More … President & CEO Klaus Thiessen was in Washington D.C. as part of a Base Realignment Impact Committee visit to meet with our Congressional delegation …

The Big 5 – 0

Today, the EDC’s parent has reached the big 5-0. Articles of Incorporation for the Grand Forks Development Foundation were signed and dated on this day in 1967 by Brooks Baukol, Paul Olander, Gale Satrom, Thomas Degnan, and Lewis Crain. “The purpose or purposes for which the corporation is organized are: To aid, assist, and promote …