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 …

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 …