Wes Shover

UAS momentum draws Shover to region

Before I moved to Grand Forks about 18 months ago, I was eagerly  investigating the pulse of the Grand Forks region UAS industry. I’ve been involved in the field on a variety of levels for more than 10 years, from operational use, training & development, and strategic planning. While researching the region, I was inspired …

Vote yes, pave way to growing Grand Forks

While there are many good reasons to tick the “yes” box in the upcoming citywide vote on the sales-tax increase, the biggest reason comes down to this: We all want to live in a city that values quality of life, supports job growth and attracts new businesses. In order to accomplish this, it is paramount …

Herald Opinion: Thiessen did grand things for Grand Forks

Klaus Thiessen may be the most popular Canadian in Grand Forks who isn’t a noted hockey player. Thiessen, the longtime executive director of the Grand Forks Economic Development Corporation, recently retired. At an event in his honor at Sky’s in downtown Grand Forks, Thiessen was feted by several dozen and all seemed unanimous in their …

The Big 5 – 0

Today, the EDC’s parent has reached the big 5-0. Articles of Incorporation for the Grand Forks Development Foundation were signed and dated on this day in 1967 by Brooks Baukol, Paul Olander, Gale Satrom, Thomas Degnan, and Lewis Crain. “The purpose or purposes for which the corporation is organized are: To aid, assist, and promote …

Cirrus celebrates milestone delivery of first jet

  Where has time gone? It seems like yesterday when Cirrus Aircraft executives told us about their vision to launch a new product, a single engine jet aircraft. And Tuesday, Dec. 20, the first one flew into Grand Forks, unveiling a new and exciting future for the company and our region. Since they began production …

EDC chair: Vote yes for Grand Forks prosperity

Businesses grow and expand in communities that are growing with them. People choose to live in communities that invest in themselves. Meeting our infrastructure needs is necessary for Grand Forks to thrive and grow.  On behalf of the Grand Forks Region EDC board of directors, I urge you to vote yes on Nov. 8 for …