Awards recognize success attracting international UAS investment to region

The U.S. Commercial Service presented the UND Center for Innovation Foundation and Grand Forks Region Economic Development Corporation (EDC) with special recognitions for their success attracting foreign direct investment into the region’s unmanned systems cluster, one of the nation’s prominent high tech clusters in a rural state. Newly appointed Director General of the U.S. Commercial …

Wes Shover

Shover to lead UAS business development for Grand Forks Region EDC

The Grand Forks Region Economic Development Corporation (EDC) announced today that Wes Shover has joined the organization as UAS Sector Development Manager to lead business recruitment in the unmanned systems industry. Shover has more than 10 years of military, commercial, and entrepreneurial experience in the industry as a subject matter expert, instructor, program manager, and …

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 …

New rail yard moving blades for growing Grand Forks manufacturer

TP & L rail yard moving longer blades for LM Wind Power Grand Forks Herald: Feb. 10, 2017 Those driving 3 miles north of Grand Forks may see something strange: long, narrow, pointed white giants sailing through the sky onto rail cars. Don’t be alarmed. It may be difficult to tell for those who don’t …

Brandon Baumbach, Business Development Projects Coordinator

Brandon Baumbach joins Grand Forks Region EDC

The Grand Forks Region Economic Development Corporation has hired Brandon Baumbach as its business development projects coordinator. Baumbach will work with communities throughout Grand Forks County to identify economic development priorities and opportunities to support business recruitment, expansion and retention projects. He is also coordinating the EDC’s involvement in regional workforce recruitment and retention initiatives …

Demystify Lean Six Sigma

Impact Dakota will host a breakfast & learn at 8 a.m., Tuesday, June 8 at Hilton Garden Inn for businesses interested in learning more about how to streamline operations using Lean Six Sigma methodologies. The 90 minute breakfast will provide attendees an opportunity to learn more about: Six Sigma and Lean methodologies Lean Six Sigma …