April 1, 2016

Top 10 for March 2016

  1. We enjoyed hosting more than 200 of you at our annual meeting, which was …
  2. … headlined by Senator John Hoeven, who outlined the areas of focus needed to continue growing the unmanned systems industry in the state and region saying, “it doesn’t happen without all of the amazing things you all have done and the belief that we can do it here.”
  3. Congratulations to Hal Gershman for a well-deserved recognition as our 2016 Impact Award recipient. He said, “I accept this award gratefully and will consider it as an impetus to continue participating in the exciting future of our city.”
  4. We were pleased to join federal, state, and local leaders to witness the historic signing of the joint use agreement, which paves the way for Grand Sky tenants to fly unmanned systems from the Base runway.
  5. At the annual meeting, Dwight Thompson was reelected to a third term and John Eickhof to a second term with our board of directors.
  6. Keith and Klaus met with Northwood city leaders to review ways the EDC can support regional economic development initiatives.
  7. Representatives of the Base Realignment Impact Committee (BRIC) were in Washington D.C. for meetings with our CoDel and at the Pentagon to continue exploring new and expanded missions for the Grand Forks Air Force Base.
  8. The EDC board of directors recommended approval of PACE loan requests for Countrywide Sanitation and HB Sound & Light for new expansion and equipment acquisition projects.
  9. Keith Lund spoke to the Grand Forks Exchange Club, providing an overview of the EDC, workforce initiatives, and regional economic highlights.
  10. Terry Sando was a featured presenter at the North Dakota Rural Electric Cooperative’s (REC) Engineering & Operations conference, talking about launching unmanned systems into REC operations.
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