Grand Forks Air Force Base on short list for tanker mission

Grand Forks Herald By Brandi Jewitt. June 23, 2016 Grand Forks Air Force Base is among five finalists the U.S. Air Force is considering for a new refueling tanker mission. That mission isn’t the only one local and state leaders are pushing for, with U.S. Sens. Heidi Heitkamp and John Hoeven asking the base also …

Xcel to research drone use for disaster response

A $500,000 Research ND grant awarded yesterday will launch a pilot program to research ways drones can be used to speed recovery efforts following natural disasters. Terry Sando, Director of UAS Business Development for the Grand Forks Region EDC, coordinated the project and grant application. Xcel Energy, Elbit Systems of America and others are providing …

Grand Forks to Be Recognized as a Great Defense Community

City of Grand Forks June 10, 2016 by Sharyl Simeone Grand Forks, ND – Mayor Michael R. Brown along with City, County and Economic Development Corporation leaders will be traveling to Washington, DC the week of June 20th to be recognized as one of the Top 10 Best Defense Communities in the United States.  The …

Grand Sky tenants cleared for lift-off

Published June 8, 2016: Grand Forks Herald By Brandi Jewett With a hefty toss, pilot Adam Overvold sent a fixed-wing aircraft soaring into the air Wednesday above Grand Sky business park. Nearby, about a dozen bystanders watched the unmanned aircraft circle an empty patch of land west of Grand Forks Air Force Base—land that many …

Top 10 May 2016

Brandon Baumbach joined the EDC team as our business development projects coordinator and he hit the ground running, meeting with community leaders in Northwood, Larimore, and Grand Forks and joining the Metropolitan Planning Organization planning committee as the EDC rep. Elbit Systems America, a leading Israeli based unmanned systems company, made history in North Dakota …

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 …