Top 10 – July 2016

The Grand Forks Herald Community Room was buzzing with energy. About 130 people attended the launch of Drone Biz,  a monthly luncheon for businesses and entrepreneurs …. Have you RSVP’d for the Aug. 11 lunch yet? Director of UAS Development Terry Sando was part of a roundtable with gubernatorial candidate Doug Burgum focused on the region …

Top 10 – June 2016

You already know Grand Forks is great. We were thrilled to be there when the Association of Defense Communities (ADC) recognized Grand Forks during its summer conference as one of 10 Great American Defense Communities. While in Washington, D.C. (see #1) Klaus and BRIC representatives met with our senators, Air Force, and OEA to discuss …

Top 10 May 2016

Brandon Baumbach joined the EDC team as our business development projects coordinator and he hit the ground running, meeting with community leaders in Northwood, Larimore, and Grand Forks and joining the Metropolitan Planning Organization planning committee as the EDC rep. Elbit Systems America, a leading Israeli based unmanned systems company, made history in North Dakota …

Top 10 for April 2016

New EDC advisors have started their first terms on advisory board, which meets quarterly with the directors: Dennis Bona, Northland Community & Technical College; Scott Fuller, Retrax; Shawn Gaddie, AE2S Nexus;Jonathan Holth, Toasted Frog; Sean O’Leary, LM Wind Power; Jon Ramsey, Assurity Finance & Development. The Valley Prosperity Partnership steering committee met with North Dakota …

Top 10 for March 2016

We enjoyed hosting more than 200 of you at our annual meeting, which was … … headlined by Senator John Hoeven, who outlined the areas of focus needed to continue growing the unmanned systems industry in the state and region saying, “it doesn’t happen without all of the amazing things you all have done and …

Top 10 for February 2016

Nice touch, Mayor Brown. We loved the drone delivery of your state of the city speech! From unmanned systems (UAS), the Valley Prosperity Partnership, to the Northern Valley Career Expo and downtown development, the mayor highlighted many initiatives the EDC is part of to help build the best Grand Forks. Klaus Thiessen and Keith Lund …