Top 10 – January 2017

The EDC board of directors and GFK Airport Authority have approved a transfer of Foreign Trade Zone #103 grantee status to the EDC. What’s a foreign trade zone, you ask? Read more about it here. Congratulations to EDC Development & Outreach Manager Brandon Baumbach, who was named an honorary commander with the Grand Forks Air …

Top 10 – December AND 2016

Cirrus Aircraft celebrated a milestone in December, delivering its first Vision Jet. We heard from its owner (the jet is his 11th Cirrus aircraft) who praised the quality of company and employees he entrusts with his family’s safety. Cirrus Aircraft manufactures composite and carbon fiber components¬†in Grand Forks for its fleet of general aviation aircraft. …

Top 10 – November 2016

The 2016 Northern Valley Career Expo on Nov. 2 was the largest to date, with 34 schools sending sophomores to learn about careers in the region. Student surveys after the event validate the event’s impact: 86.3% say the Expo increased their interest in pursing a career in the region and 96% say it was a …

Top 10 – October 2016

Evolve ND announced an opening date (Dec. 1) for a new co-working space downtown. The EDC board was among the first to support the project. Read more … Busy month at UND. We visited the new medical school during its open house – what an impressive and impactful facility for the campus and state. As …

Top 10 – September 2016

At its September meeting, the board of directors voted to go on record in support of the proposed city sales tax increase, which will be on the Nov. 8 ballot. The additional .75% sales tax will be dedicated to help fund infrastructure projects that are vital to economic development and community growth. Learn more here …

Top 10 – August 2016

All the right pieces: Did you see the Grand Forks community profile in Prairie Business magazine? Research projects our Director of UAS Development, Terry Sando, has been coordinating were showcased at North Dakota UAS Field Day. More than 125 people learned about precision ag and storm damage assessment research projects using a large UAS flown …