Leading Employers

Soaring Businesses

Picture Yourself As a Leading Employer

Can your company benefit from the top employers in Grand Forks? These North Dakota businesses and organizations have thrived in our community. We can list leading employers by number of staff but we also have some of the top employers in North Dakota in terms of cutting edge manufacturers, nationally recognized UAS hubs, engineering innovators, and more.

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Best county for young professionals in North Dakota


Highest job satisfaction


Best state to start a business

EmployerIndustryNumber of Employees
Altru Health SystemHealth Care3950
University of North DakotaEducation3464
Grand Forks Air Force BaseGovernment1643
Grand Forks Public SchoolsEducation1100
LM Wind Power Manufacturing1000
Valley Memorial Homes Health Care801
City of Grand Forks Government518
Development HomesHealth Care500
Hugo’s (5 locations)Retail/Food450
J.R. Simplot Food Processing440
Minnkota Power CooperativeUtilities400
Rydell GM Auto Center Motor Vehicle/Parts Dealer450
Grand Forks County Government340
Alerus FinancialFinancial Services200
Cirrus AircraftManufacturing300
Northwood Deaconess Health CenterHealth Care175
Manufacturing and Food Processing

Creation at its Best

Corporate Headquarters

Perfect Place for a Home Base

Unmanned and Autonomous Systems (UAS)

On the Rise

Logistics and Distribution

First-Class Transportation


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Want to learn more about leading employers in Grand Forks, ND? Reach out to our team for additional resources and answers to your questions.

Lund Keith

Keith Lund

President & CEO
Phone: 701.746.2722
Email: KeithL@grandforks.org

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