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 …

The Future of North Dakota Defense Communities

We are excited to announce that Grand Forks will host the first of its kind North Dakota Regional Defense Forum at the Alerus Center October 10th and 11th! Supporting North Dakota’s defense presence unites leaders from our military installations, communities, and industry in an ongoing journey that is evolving with the ever changing needs of …

Sando resigns from UAS role

Terry Sando, the EDC’s Director of UAS Sector Development, announced his resignation, effective in early September, to pursue an opportunity in the private sector. “We are appreciative of Terry’s commitment and his impact on raising the region’s UAS profile, as well as the breadth of industry knowledge he brought to the EDC,” said EDC President …

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 …