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 …

Top 10 – February 2017

  The 701 Coworking Space celebrated its grand opening with a star-studded line up that included U.S. Senators John Hoeven and Heidi Heitkamp, new ND Dept. of Commerce Commissioner Jay Schuler, and EDC Board Chair Dwight Thompson. The EDC is proud to be a partner with Evolve Grand Forks in making this downtown entrepreneurial hub …

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 …