Klaus-Thiessen

Klaus Thiessen announces retirement

Grand Forks Region EDC President & CEO Klaus Thiessen announced to the organization’s board of directors today he will retire June 30. Thiessen, the longest serving EDC president, has been leading the region’s economic development organization since 2003. In his tenure with the EDC, capital investment by client companies has exceeded $750 million and clients’ …

Burga receives 2017 Impact Award

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 …

PS Doors Impact Award Presentation

EDC honors PS Doors with Corporate Impact Award

Grand Forks manufacturer PS Doors has received the Grand Forks Region EDC board of directors 2017 Corporate Impact Award. “The EDC board of directors is pleased to present this award to an innovative company that has its roots firmly planted in Grand Forks but its branches spread throughout the United States and the world,” said …

EDC advisory board expands, new members appointed

The Grand Forks Region EDC board of directors recently expanded its advisory board from 19 to 30 people to broaden community representation and involvement with the organization. Newly-appointed advisors are: Beau Bateman, Bateman Farms; Laura Block, UND Alumni Association and Foundation; Wayne Dietrich, EAPC Architects Engineers; Dave Hambleton, Northrop Grumman Corporation; Jody Hodgson, Ralph Englestad …

by Doris Cooper News

Directors elected to EDC board

Three Grand Forks area leaders were recently elected to fill terms with the organization’s board of directors. Karl Bollingberg, executive vice president at Alerus Financial, will serve a second term. Grant McGimpsey, vice president of research and economic development at the University of North Dakota, and Jonathan Holth, co-owner of The Toasted Frog restaurants were …

by Doris Cooper News

Annual meeting to highlight initiatives, features guest speaker Ed Schafer

The Grand Forks Region Economic Development Corporation (EDC) will host its annual meeting at 4 p.m. Thursday, March 30 at the Alerus Center in Grand Forks.  Former Secretary of Agriculture, North Dakota Governor, and interim president of UND Ed Schafer is the keynote speaker. The EDC board of directors will present its 2017 Impact Awards, …

by Doris Cooper News