Top 10 – August 2016

  1. All the right pieces: Did you see the Grand Forks community profile in Prairie Business magazine?
  2. Research projects our Director of UAS Development, Terry Sando, has been coordinating were showcased at North Dakota UAS Field Day. More than 125 people learned about precision ag and storm damage assessment research projects using a large UAS flown by Elbit Systems of America.
  3. Base Realignment Impact Committee Coordinator Tom Ford and Terry Sando were in Devils Lake presenting to their Rotary Club about the progress of UAS development.
  4. We met with human resources directors for their feedback on ways the EDC and other organizations can best support workforce recruitment and retention.
  5. Klaus Thiessen discussed the evolution of region’s UAS ecosystem as part of a panel discussion at the UAS Summit.
  6. Terry Sando was featured as part of the UAS Summit, described as the “The Connector” and a  go-to resource for UAS entities attempting to expand in the region.
  7. Klaus Thiessen is serving on the downtown Arbor Park redevelopment committee.
  8. The board of directors voted to recommend Dwight Thompson be reappointed by Mayor Michael Brown for another three-year term on the City of Grand Forks Growth Fund committee.
  9. The first class of pilots graduated from General Atomics Aeronautical Systems training academy at Grand Sky.
  10. We launched “Step Inside,” on our website to highlight the work we’re doing, why we’re doing it, what it means for the region, and the people behind it.