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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 […]

GFMEDC’s Mark Vaux earns prestigious Certified Economic Developer (CEcD) certification from International Economic Development Council

Mark Vaux, EVP Business Development for the Greater Fargo Moorhead EDC, recently earned the designation of Certified Economic Developer (CEcD), a national recognition that denotes a mastery of principal skills in economic development, professional attainment and a commitment to personal and professional growth. The CEcD exam is administered by the International Economic Development Council (IEDC) […]

The Fargo Moorhead Metro celebrates 30 years of United Airlines Service

The City Of Fargo, Fargo Airport Authority, and the Greater Fargo Moorhead Economic Development Corporation (GFMEDC) recognize United Airlines for 30 years of service to the Fargo market. United provides non-stop United Express service to Chicago and Denver. “United provides travelers in the Fargo area with a number of convenient air service options. Leisure and […]

consulting firm, TIP, hired to lead first-ever regional workforce study

As the region consistently boasts one of the lowest unemployment rates in the country, workforce presents a challenge to continued economic growth and prosperity. In response to that challenge, five organizations, along with a diverse range of businesses and higher education organizations, have come together to sponsor a first-ever regional workforce study. TIP Strategies, a […]

Educating and changing perceptions of the manufacturing industry: 160 high school students toured four local companies for manufacturing day

Emile Dargbeh’s enthusiasm was infectious. The Fargo Davies High School senior spoke excitedly about his prospects in finding a career in manufacturing, something he would now “definitely like to have.” Dargbeh was one of about 170 students from Fargo Moorhead who attended the third Manufacturing Day on October 3rd, hosted by the Greater Fargo Moorhead […]

Valley Prosperity Partnership released action-oriented report to shape Valley’s economic future

The VPP released a 62-page report that lays out six action oriented goals focused on sustained economic growth for the entire Red River Valley in both North Dakota and Minnesota. Workforce attraction, development and retention Water security for the Valley Research capacity and relevancy Entrepreneurial activity and output Infrastructure investment Improving outside perceptions of the […]