Utilities


Telecommunications

  • Wired with three providers offering DSL, T1, T3, satellite, cable and wireless services
  • Redundant infrastructure

Electricity/EnergyIn

  • Electricity rates are among the lowest in the nation
  • 30 percent green energy production
  • Two utility companies, Xcel Energy, and Nodak Electric Cooperative, distribute electricity and/or natural gas
  • Minnkota Power Cooperative, a regional generation and transmission cooperative, is headquartered in Grand Forks

Water

  • The City of Grand Forks has a 16.5 million gallon system with 8 million gallon capacity and redundant supply
  • Rural water districts distribute water in other parts of the region

Transportation


Air service
Through the Grand Forks International Airport travelers can reach nearly any U.S. city before noon. The airport is 3 miles from Grand Forks city limits.

  • 6 daily flights to Minneapolis
  • Weekly direct flights to Las Vegas, Orlando, and Mesa
  • Charter, hangar, and other private flight services with GFK Flight Support

Airport Statistics

Highways
Situated at the intersection of Interstate 29 and US Highway 2, access to major highway systems in all directions is convenient. And Interstate 94, which connects North Dakota to Minneapolis, is just 75 miles south. A Canadian border crossing is located 70 miles north, for quick access to Winnipeg.

Freight service

  • Burlington Northern Santa Fe moves freight through the Grand Forks region and has a hub in the City of Grand Forks.
  • FedEx Ground  has a 100,000+ sq.ft distribution center in the Grand Forks Business Park.
  • Locally-based trucking firms provide a full complement of services including brokering, warehousing, off-site storage