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The Fargo Moorhead Metro is building programming and partnerships that are making an impact. From education to regional economic strategies, there is a lot happening in the metro.
Here’s a snapshot:
Education that Works Initiative attracted Xcel Energy as a lead sponsor with a $25,000 investment. The initiative brings together public schools in Moorhead, Fargo and West Fargo along with our Greater Fargo Moorhead EDC and the United Way of Cass Clay.
Three local companies, Integreon, Border States Electric and Minnkota Windows celebrated groundbreaking ceremonies recently. Discovery Benefits is planning a $4 million expansion project.
The Valley Prosperity Partnership recently released a 62-page action oriented strategic plan for the Red River Valley.
You can read all about it in our newsletter or go to News and publications on our website to get to our newsletter archive.
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 locating here. The Faith in Fargo Moorhead page is unique to the area and benefits people trying to connect and integrate into the community.
Along with the many Christian denominations, Fargo Moorhead is home to a Baha’i community, Buddhist, Hindu, Jewish, Muslim, Pagan and Free Thinkers.
“As president of Concordia College, I am delighted by the lively and welcoming spirit revealed in the “Faith in Fargo-Moorhead” page of the GFMEDC. Our community, our colleges and universities, our places of business—all are strengthened by the diversity of faith commitments that define our friends and neighbors and that call us to work for the common good,” William J. Craft, President Concordia College.
The GFMEDC partnered with David Meyers, PhD. Founder & Executive Director of Center for Interfaith Projects, and Jacqueline Bussie, PhD. Director, Forum on Faith and Life and Concordia College Associate Professor, to gather the information provided on the webpage.
The 2014 issue of Livability Fargo, ND – Moorhead, MN is out and now available online!
It highlights health, education, local flavor, and arts and culture in Greater Fargo Moorhead, providing you with a powerful tool to tell others about our community.
We encourage you to share the online magazine with anyone considering relocating to Fargo – Moorhead or to any businesses who might be able to use it in their recruiting efforts.
We all have a stake in promoting what’s wonderful about Fargo – Moorhead, and this magazine provides a perfect way to do just that.
It’s the unique story of our community. Read it. Enjoy it. Share it.
Fargo, N.D. (October 25, 2013) – Two local companies are making investments totaling more than two million dollars. JSM Woodworks and Melet Plastics were both recently approved for Flex PACE loans.
JSM Woodworks (West Fargo) fabricates wood-panel and solid-wood based products for the retail and hospitality industries.
Melet Plastics (Fargo) utilizes a unique one-shot plastic mold process to produce high quality and cost effective natural fiber composite parts. These composite parts are found in many different agricultural construction and aeronautical equipment.
“The GFMEDC is delighted to partner on opportunities to assist companies that reinvest in their business and our community. We are thankful for their contribution to our economy and dedication to our region,” said Jim Gartin, GFMEDC President.
The GIF partners with the Bank of North Dakota and a participating local bank allowing primary-sector companies to access low interest financing through the PACE loan program. The Bank of North Dakota’s PACE program’s goal is to assist North Dakota communities in expanding their economic base. The GIF only provides PACE and Flex PACE loans to primary-sector companies.
The Growth Initiative Fund (GIF):
The GIF is a community revolving loan fund managed by the GFMEDC. It was established in 1993 and capitalized by property taxes from Cass County, the City of Fargo and the City of West Fargo over the period of 1993 – 2001. Those funds continue to be reinvested. The purpose of the GIF is to assist the GFMEDC in achieving its mission of retaining and expanding primary-sector employment.
The mission of the GFMEDC is to grow the economy of Cass County, N.D. and Clay County, Minn. by attracting, expanding and retaining primary-sector businesses.
A primary-sector business is one that brings new dollars into a community through the sale of its products and services outside the trade area. A primary-sector company is a company which can operate anywhere in the country. The primary sector is the foundation of an economy and the principal driver of community growth and development.
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Appareo Systems is an advanced technology business that designs and manufactures electronic, mechanical and software products for aerospace, defense and transportation applications worldwide. The company was started in 2003 by NDSU grad and serial entrepreneur, Barry Batcheller.