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 championed the quality of our community, the caliber of our workforce, and the value of doing business from Grand Forks.”
Burga has been a senior executive with LM Wind Power, assigned in 2008 to manage the Grand Forks plant, which is the largest primary sector employer in the region and one of the state’s largest manufacturers. “It remains my finest career assignment,” Burga said. “I could talk about the value of living and working in this community all day long.”
Thompson highlighted Burga’s commitment to local procurement, corporate citizenship, and stewardship.
The EDC Impact Award is presented at the discretion of the board of directors to individuals making a positive impact on the economic growth and prosperity of the Grand Forks region.