Our core purpose is to cultivate an economic environment where all people and organizations flourish.
There are lots of reasons to invest in the GFMEDC!
We have a magnificent product to sell. Greater Fargo Moorhead companies benefit from a business-friendly environment, a well-developed and reliable infrastructure, exceptional higher education and research institutions and a culture of hard work and collaboration.
The GFMEDC, a non-profit organization, is funded both privately and publicly. Primary-sector, retail, and service-oriented businesses invest in our efforts, and the Cass and Clay County Commissions, Cities of Fargo, West Fargo, Moorhead and Casselton provide public funding.
Our strategic playbook is the plan that sets our course for the near future. It dives into our core purpose, core values and strategic initiatives showing how we’ll accomplish our work to support a strong regional economy.
From 2019 to present, the Greater Fargo Moorhead Economic Development Corporation successfully supported 113 projects which created over 2,200 direct jobs, utilized 3.6M square feet of space and injected over $910M in capital investment into the region.
For more information on the full impact of GFMEDC-assisted projects, check out our full report.
Our organization is honored to have supported many successful projects over the past five years and more (for example, $1B of capital investment).
And we’re not slowing down.
We’ll continue to work to attract new companies and support growth of existing companies, helping them overcome obstacles and enhance what’s working.
And we’ve committed to and put our plans on paper.
Our organization has invested in data and research systems to assist primary-sector companies and investors with workforce data and metrics.
We work directly with companies often to come up with creative and innovative ways to support their recruitment efforts.
For example we’ve built two sites:
In the coming 12-18 months, we will invest more than $1 million to market to and attract hundreds of workers from across the country in occupations that support manufacturing, healthcare and other key sectors.
The annual report is full of examples of our work and the impact of our support and collaboration.
In the results section of our annual report, we show both short term (previous year) impacts and long-term (several years) impact of our work as well as our Growth Initiative Fund.
In our business development section, we highlight the largest primary-sector project that landed in Casselton in 2022 but we also highlight many project and expansions that are foundation to the steady growth and diversification of our region.
In the community development/workforce section, we highlight the partnerships and programs that support workforce attraction, like our Regional Workforce Attraction Campaign.
Our average private sector investment is more than $5,300 annually with all investors contributing at least $1,000 annually.
We have no set investment levels as the GFMEDC will suggest an investment amount for consideration given the value of our work to the return to that investor. For example, some organizations within the same industry sector will invest more in the EDC because they have a larger market share.
We realize the importance of what we do and how it benefits all companies within our region. We’d love to talk to you in more detail about that alignment as we hope you’ll want to be part of this important work and mission.
We have a number of strategic sponsorship opportunities for consideration. Investors who make a minimum $5,000 investment in the organization are eligible to sponsor events
Advanced Business Methods
American Crystal Sugar Company
Be More Colorful
Beverage Wholesalers, Inc
Burian and Associates, LLC
Capital Credit Union
Concorde General Agency
Dakota Business Lending
Fargo Glass & Paint
Fargo Jet Center
Fargo-Moorhead Area Association of REALTORS
Fredrikson & Byron PA
Gehrtz Construction Services
Goldmark Commercial Real Estate, Inc
Great Western Bank
Happy Harry’s Bottle Shops
JBC Commercial Real Estate
Nilles Law Firm
North Dakota State College of Science (NDSCS)
Northern Plumbing Supply
Preference Employment Solutions
Property Resources Group
Red River Commodities
Robert Gibb & Sons
Rocking Horse Farms
Roers’ Construction & Development
T F Powers Construction
T.L. Stroh Architects & Interiors
The Title Company
Thrifty White Drug
Ulteig Engineers, Inc
United Savings Credit Union
West Acres Development
Western State Bank
Zerr Berg Architect