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Former U.S. Senator Byron Dorgan to headline EDC event

Former U.S. Senator Byron Dorgan will be the guest speaker at the Grand Forks Region Economic Development Corporation (EDC) annual meeting at 4 p.m. Thursday, April 17 at the Alerus Center.

The EDC board of directors will also announce its first Impact Award recipient.

The event is free and open to the public. Please call the EDC office at 701-746-2720 to register.

FAA chooses Grand Forks

The Federal Aviation Administration named Grand Forks and the state of North Dakota to be one  of six sites to test unmanned aerial systems (UAS) for integration into the National Airspace. 

The Grand Forks Region EDC's UAS Sector Senior Manager, Terry Sando, said, "With this designation, we anticipate even greater interest and potential for commercial development. This region is poised to offer companies the best resources to develop and test systems for use in agriculture and oil industries, logistics, and public safety, to name a few."

Economic impact of UND research exceeds $200 million

Research activities at the University of North Dakota had an economic impact in fiscal year 2013 exceeding $202 million, according to a report released this week by the UND Division of Research and Development. 

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