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Elevate your Business in Grand Forks, ND


Where Innovation, Education & Military Intersect

The Grand Forks region isn’t just home to over 100,000 people. It’s also home to the nation’s most robust unmanned and autonomous systems (UAS) ecosystem, the state’s flagship university (University of North Dakota) and the Grand Forks Air Force Base. Located on the eastern border of the state and one hour south of the Canadian border, we’ve taken our pioneer spirit to a new level by advancing key industries like UAS, manufacturing, agribusiness and technology.

Fufeng USA

Fufeng USA is a global leading bio-fermentation company manufacturing products that serve fast-growing animal nutrition. They are headquartered in Chicago, Ill. and are a subsidiary of Fufeng Group Limited based in Jinan, China. Fufeng USA has chosen to invest in Grand Forks to establish a wet corn mill processing plant in the United States. For answers to some common questions on this development, please visit our FAQ page. 

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Business Here

The City of Grand Forks and the State of North Dakota have a long history of effectively supporting business attraction, expansion and retention. The Grand Forks Region EDC business developers work closely with you and your lender to maximize federal, state and local support. Our direct financing options, subsidy loans, workforce pipeline programs and business support programs make our region a place where your business can grow and succeed.

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Working Here

The Grand Forks region’s unemployment rate is among the lowest in the nation, which means opportunities for career growth abound. The EDC works hard to ensure the region has the talent required to support industry and economic growth, as well as support the region’s comprehensive workforce pipeline programs. Job areas include technology, entrepreneurial ventures, UAS, education, health care, manufacturing and more.

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Living Here

The greater Grand Forks region is Way Cooler Than You Think! We know you’ll feel at home here because you’ll find your style of living, entertainment, career and people. Our unique restaurants, craft breweries, robust industries and cool events will keep your nights and weekends hopping—and that’s just the tip of the iceberg. Find out more about just how cool it can be to live and work in the greater Grand Forks region.

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Young Professionals are Flocking to Grand Forks

Over the last decade, the number of young people living in Grand Forks has soared, with the community experiencing a 17 percent increase of residents between the ages of 25 and 39. That staggering growth is the result of a successful community-wide effort to not only attract young professionals to Grand Forks, but also to get them engaged and connected with their new community. Grand Forks has embraced and amplified its welcoming and inclusive culture, created a robust young professionals network and implemented innovative workforce pipeline programs.

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Explore Grand Forks

Located on the border of Minnesota and just two hours south of Canada, Grand Forks is well-positioned for growth and expansion on the Great Plains. Businesses are continuing to choose Grand Forks, ND for our diverse and skilled workforce, business-friendly atmosphere and our eagerness for you to succeed.

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The EDC is ready to connect you to the right programs to help you get started in the Grand Forks region.

Lund Keith

Keith Lund

President & CEO, Grand Forks Region EDC
Phone: 701.746.2722

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