Economic development success is spurred by collaboration between public and private sectors investing in the Grand Forks Region EDC and supporting a shared vision for a vibrant regional economy.

Your investment in economic development means:

  • New customers and/or new suppliers for your service or product
  • New residents which may become new employees for you, new families for your neighborhood
  • A growing tax base which supports community improvements

Annual investments are used to:

  • recruit and retain businesses that bring new wealth into the community
  • support workforce training and recruitment initiatives
  • market the region’s economy to potential clients
  • educate and inform region’s residents about economic development activity and results
  • coordinate local and state resources to customize support to companies considering expansion or relocation in the region

The EDC is a 501(c)(6) non-profit corporation. Annual contributions may be deducted as a business expense but is not a charitable contribution. Please consult your tax preparer.

Investment Levels

The EDC recognizes its investor partners in six categories and encourages contributions at the amount that best suits your company.

  • $20,000 +
  • $10,000 – $19,999
  • $5,000 – $9,999
  • $2,500 – $4,999
  • $1,000 – $2,499
  • $500 – $999

EDC Investors

EMERALD: $20,000+

  • Grand Forks County
  • City of Grand Forks
  • Alerus Financial
  • Altru Health System
  • Bremer Bank
  • Xcel Energy

DIAMOND: $10,000 +

  • Elbit Systems of America
  • Enbridge Energy
  • LM Wind Power
  • Nodak Electric Cooperative
  • Northrop Grumman Corporation

PLATINUM: $5,000 +

  • AE2S
  • Alerus Center
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota
  • Border States Electric Supply
  • Brady, Martz & Associates
  • EAPC Architects Engineers
  • Grand Forks Herald
  • JLG Architects
  • Minnkota Power Cooperative
  • University of North Dakota
  • U.S. Bank
  • Wells Fargo Bank

GOLD: $2,500+

  • Acme Tools
  • American Crystal Sugar
  • Black Gold
  • Britton Transport
  • Choice Financial
  • Cirrus Aircraft
  • CPS Ltd.
  • Crary Real Estate
  • Dakota Supply Group
  • Edgewood Management Group
  • First State Bank
  • Gate City Bank
  • General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc
  • Happy Harry’s Bottle Shops/Gershman Enterprises
  • Hugo’s
  • ICON Architectural Group
  • J.R. Simplot Company
  • KLJ
  • Lunseth Plumbing & Heating
  • Midco
  • Norby’s Work Perks
  • Opp Construction
  • Praxis Strategy Group
  • PS Doors
  • R & R Contracting
  • Rydell GM Auto Center
  • Sanford Health
  • Strata Corporation
  • Wells Concrete

SILVER: $1,000+

  • Aatrix Software
  • Assurity Finance & Development
  • Bank Forward
  • BBI International
  • Bergstrom Electric
  • Brown Corporations
  • Camrud Maddock Olson & Larson
  • Community Contractors
  • Construction Engineers
  • Countrywide Sanitation
  • Custom Aire
  • Dakota Commercial & Development
  • EERC
  • Express Employment Professionals
  • Frandsen Bank & Trust
  • Grand Forks Abstract & Title Company
  • Grand Forks Park District
  • Grand Forks Public Schools
  • Hannaher’s Inc.
  • Hood Packaging Corporation
  • ICS, Inc
  • Ideal Aerosmith
  • Lumber Mart
  • Mikkelson Consolidated
  • Northern Plumbing Supply
  • Northern Tier Seed Company
  • Northland Community & Technical College
  • Northridge
  • Philadelphia Macaroni Company
  • RDO Equipment
  • Retrax Holdings LLC
  • Steffes Corporation
  • Swingen Construction
  • Technology Applications Group
  • Titan Machinery – Grand Forks
  • UND Aerospace Foundation
  • Vaaler Insurance

BRONZE: $500 +

  • Abra Auto Body & Glass
  • Advanced Business Methods
  • American Federal Bank
  • BGLEE,LLC
  • BNSF Railway
  • Canad Inns – Grand Forks
  • Flint Group
  • Florian & Sons Excavating
  • Gowan Construction
  • Grand Forks Housing Authority
  • Grand Forks Regional Airport Authority
  • Grand Forks Scheels
  • Grand Forks Subaru Kia
  • Greater Grand Forks Young Professionals
  • Greenberg Realty
  • Henningsen Cold Storage Co
  • Houston Engineering
  • Insight Technologies
  • Iteris, Inc
  • KapStone Container Corporation
  • Lafarge Dakota
  • Mayo Manufacturing
  • McFarlane
  • Midwest Refrigeration
  • North Dakota Mill & Elevator
  • ODRA, LLC
  • RBB Electric
  • ReMax Grand
  • S & S Transport
  • Steamatic
  • Sure Foot Corporation
  • The Chamber-GF/EGF
  • Thompson Farmer’s Cooperative Company
  • True North Equipment
  • UND Center for Innovation
  • UND College of Business & Public Administration
  • UND College of Engineering & Mines
  • UND Foundation
  • United Valley Bank
  • US Foods – NDG
  • Vilandre Heating Air Conditioning & Plumbing
  • Webster Foster & Weston Consulting Eng
  • Western Polymer Corporation
  • Widseth Smith & Nolting