Top 10 – August 2017

  At its August meeting, the EDC board of directors reviewed and recommended support for 5 projects that could result in more than $87 million in capital investment into the region. The Grand Forks Growth Fund approved the first Start Up Grand Forks project, a new fund providing micro-loans to help launch Grand Forks’ newest …

Top 10 – July 2017

  UND President Mark Kennedy shared the university’s strategic plan with EDC directors, advisors and business leaders. EDC Board Chair Tammy Peterson said “As business leaders we have a vested interest in the success of our university.”  In closing his presentation, Kennedy said, “We’re all in this together. I’m confident we can propel our university, …

Top 10 – June 2017

  It was a bittersweet month for the EDC as we said good-bye to our retiring president & CEO. But not before the board honored him with the EDC Impact Award and announced the award is being renamed the Klaus Thiessen Impact Award. More … How cool are you? Way Cooler Than You Think. Check …

Top 10 – May 2017

  More big news. The board of directors named EDC Vice President Keith Lund to succeed Klaus Thiessen as president and CEO. Lund will assume his new responsibilities July 1.More … President & CEO Klaus Thiessen was in Washington D.C. as part of a Base Realignment Impact Committee visit to meet with our Congressional delegation …

Top 10 – April 2017

  Short statement. Big news. After 14 years with the EDC, President & CEO Klaus Thiessen announced he will be retiring at the end of June. You can read the full news release here. Start Up Grand Forks, a new pilot program to provide seed funding to new entrepreneurial endeavors in the city, received the …

Top 10 – March 2017

  At the EDC annual meeting, members elected three to serve terms with the board of directors: Karl Bollingberg, executive vice president at Alerus Financial; Grant McGimpsey, vice president of research and economic development at UND; and Jonathan Holth, co-owner of The Toasted Frog restaurants. Eleven (11)  newly appointed advisors began their first terms with …