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Education today, a documentary and the beginning of a discussion

“Powerful.” The reaction from one local K-12 education leader who was among a group of education leaders who got a sneak peek at Ted Dintersmith’s documentary called “Most Likely to Succeed“. The documentary focuses on the current education system and examines the needs within the classroom. The film highlights High Tech High a school in […]

Education Today, A Documentary And The Beginning Of A Discussion

“Powerful.” The reaction from one local K-12 education leader who was among a group of education leaders who got a sneak peek at Ted Dintersmith’s documentary called “Most Likely to Succeed“. The documentary focuses on the current education system and examines the needs within the classroom. The film highlights High Tech High a school in […]

U.S. Rep. Kevin Cramer meets with local startups as part of national initiative

From lack of workforce to e-commerce sales tax regulations, twelve folks in the startup community and economic development met with U.S. Representative Kevin Cramer to talk about ways the federal government can support Fargo’s thriving entrepreneurial community. Meeting in the Prairie Den, a co-working space in downtown Fargo, entrepreneurs like Clint Howitz, Founder and Pack […]

With 100-page report in hand, EDC and four regional organizations lead efforts to tackle workforce challenges

The Greater Fargo Moorhead EDC and four local agencies have commissioned a study that lays out four action areas that could help ease the workforce shortage in the Fargo Moorhead MSA. Six-months of research, surveys, focus groups and in-person interviews by TIP Strategies, a consulting firm based in Austin, Texas, have culminated in a 100-page […]

GFMEDC Annual Meeting Highlights Partnerships to Ignite our Economy

You could easily sum up the GFMEDC’s 2014 to partnerships that are “Igniting” (our annual report and meeting theme) economic activities. Our organization laid the foundation with plans and partnerships to evaluate our current situation as well to build upon synergies and create solutions to our largest challenges. So let’s get into the nitty gritty. […]

Share your love of the FM Metro

We’re pretty sure you love the Fargo Moorhead Metro. We also believe you would recruit all the friends and family you could if you had the right tools. The Greater Fargo Moorhead EDC needs your help recruiting more people to the metro. So we’ve decided to start creating tools to help you do just that. […]

GFMEDC Releases Five-Year Strategic Plan

After identifying five priorities to support the area’s continued economic growth, the Greater Fargo Moorhead Economic Development Corporation (GFMEDC) has released a five-year strategic plan to address those opportunities. The plan focuses on talent attraction; career awareness and workforce alignment; advocacy for economic development initiatives; business retention, expansion and attraction; and finally, support of a […]