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 …

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 …

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 …