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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 […]

Fargo – no longer defined by a movie or TV show

No matter what you think of the movie “Fargo” or the new FX television series “Fargo”, there’s no denying that the two have contributed to quite a bit of name recognition for our wonderful community (what kind of recognition may be up for debate). At the same time, a lot of people are singing our […]

Greater Fargo Moorhead EDC Launches Faith in Fargo Moorhead Web Page

The Greater Fargo Moorhead EDC has launched a Faith in Fargo Moorhead website page highlighting the various religious and faith-based options in the Fargo Moorhead Metro. The webpage was built in response to a need expressed by local investor companies and partner organizations. The information targets people who are new to the area or considering […]

1 Million Cups connects entrepreneurs and community

“Running a startup is terrifying and exhilarating.” Blaine Booher, an entrepreneur featured at a recent 1 Million Cups event, told a packed room about his experiences building and running a startup company called Clifton Labs. Clifton Labs provides computer engineering and software development. The company builds software and hardware solutions. Communication, taking ownership of projects […]

It’s a fun week for entrepreneurs in Fargo Moorhead

1Million Cups and Startup Weekend, WomenTwo entrepreneurial events this week start out the year (with more great events coming)! 1Million Cups Every Wednesday morning from January 22nd – February 26 at 9 a.m. Plains Art Museum 704 1st Avenue N, Fargo January 22nd Presenter: Dave Batcheller, Appareo Systems 1 Million Cups engages entrepreneurs around the […]