Sando resigns from UAS role

Terry Sando, the EDC’s Director of UAS Sector Development, announced his resignation, effective in early September, to pursue an opportunity in the private sector. “We are appreciative of Terry’s commitment and his impact on raising the region’s UAS profile, as well as the breadth of industry knowledge he brought to the EDC,” said EDC President …

The Big 5 – 0

Today, the EDC’s parent has reached the big 5-0. Articles of Incorporation for the Grand Forks Development Foundation were signed and dated on this day in 1967 by Brooks Baukol, Paul Olander, Gale Satrom, Thomas Degnan, and Lewis Crain. “The purpose or purposes for which the corporation is organized are: To aid, assist, and promote …

Grand Forks launches pilot start up funding program

The City of Grand Forks Jobs Development Authority approved Start Up Grand Forks, a new three-year pilot program to provide seed funding to entrepreneurs. The Grand Forks Region EDC board of directors and City of Grand Forks Growth Fund also reviewd and previously provided recommendations for program approval. Mayor Michael Brown convened an entrepreneurial advisory …

Klaus-Thiessen

Klaus Thiessen announces retirement

Grand Forks Region EDC President & CEO Klaus Thiessen announced to the organization’s board of directors today he will retire June 30. Thiessen, the longest serving EDC president, has been leading the region’s economic development organization since 2003. In his tenure with the EDC, capital investment by client companies has exceeded $750 million and clients’ …

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 …

1,450 sophomores expected at Expo Nov. 2

The 5th annual Northern Valley Career Expo Wednesday, Nov. 2 at the Alerus Center in Grand Forks will introduce 1,450 sophomores to career opportunities in northwest Minnesota and northeast North Dakota. Attendees from 33 high schools will tour a showcase floor where there will be more than 130 hands-on exhibit booths to engage students and …