-Milken Institute (components include job, wage and salary, and technology growth)
Labor Force and Employment Outlook
Our region’s diverse industry base provides a solid foundation and when you mix in an excellent work ethic, you end up with a consistently low unemployment rate and highly productive companies. In fact, Fargo Moorhead’s economy consistently ranks among the highest of 384 metropolitan areas in vitality, according to Moody’s economy.com.
An array of businesses prosper including those representing technology, manufacturing, financial services, back office operations, healthcare and education.
Cost of Business
Cost of Business
Companies in the Fargo Moorhead Metro are growing, competing and profiting in the global economy. They are benefitting from world-class education and research; advanced facilities; strong public-private partnerships; business-friendly policies and incentives; sophisticated business infrastructure; high-tech clustering; and the hardest working, most productive employees in the world. And they are supported by a community in which industry, government and educational leaders are fully engaged in deliberate, cooperative and business-focused planning and execution.
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95% of existing employers rate employees productivity as good or excellent.
Start A Business
Successful entrepreneurs are the result of great ideas, innovation and smart, hard working people. You will find an abundance of these in Fargo Moorhead. Starting a business here is a smart move.
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“#3 Best Place To Launch A Business In A Small Metro Area”
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Access to Large Metros
Stay and Expand
Companies in the Fargo Moorhead Metro are staying and succeeding. Our community benefits from a diverse and solid base of industry that includes national and global names like Microsoft, John Deere Electronic Solutions, Bobcat, Case New Holland, NAVTEQ, Titan Machinery and US Bank. From manufacturing firms to tech companies, business is booming.
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2011 Tax Exemptions
2011 Grant Programs
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