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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 […]

West Fargo students present problem-solving tech ideas at Innovation Fair

Portable homeless shelters, a vibrating steering wheel to alert drivers who may be falling asleep, an app to support people experiencing cyber-bullying and an app-controlled robotic snow plow. These are just a few of the problem-solving ideas that local 7th graders presented at the Innovation Fair on NDSU’s campus Friday. The West Fargo Liberty Middle […]

1 Million Cups Fargo celebrates successful first year

1 Million Cups Fargo turned one year old on Wednesday, and organizers and attendees celebrated with a birthday party complete with cupcakes, coffee and conversation. It was a packed house at The Stage at Island Park, with more than 360 people attending. On stage were speakers James Burgum of Arthur Ventures, a local software venture […]

Photos: A drone fly-in at Fargo’s 1 Million Cups

It was a sort of “Bring Your Own Drone Day” at 1 Million Cups Fargo this week. David Baeza from Vine Rangers showed off his drones and told the audience how he uses them to help farmers increase production. It was also a special installment because Nate Olson, 1 Million Cups co-founder presented about a […]

1 Million Cups Fargo: a tremendous 2015 on tap

1 Million Cups Fargo rang in the new year with another installment of the entrepreneurial event, continuing to build on the success of 2014. For the first week of 2015, it was Josh Christy’s turn to make a pitch. Christy works with Codelation, a software product company in Fargo, and talked with the group about […]

Greater Fargo Moorhead EDC Adds New Board Members, Elects Officers

Three area professionals joined the Greater Fargo Moorhead Economic Development Corporation (GFMEDC) board of directors. Two at-large directors: Denise Kolpack, Blue Cross Blue Shield ND, Sr. VP Communications, Public Affairs and Strategy Delton Steele, U.S. Bank, Regional President One new agency directors: Rick Steen, Cass County Commission New members, Kolpack, Steele, Steen will begin their […]

Valley Prosperity Partnership poised to act on first strategic initiatives

In a report to stakeholders, the Valley Prosperity Partnership released three reports that identify action steps to support the first three of six initiatives: workforce attraction, development and retention; water security and management for the Valley and university research capacity and relevancy. During the report to stakeholders, the VPP leadership team outlined the process and […]