Site Selector Tour

Learn, Connect and Collaborate


Join us during the ND Governor’s Cup to take advantage of a unique opportunity to engage with State and Regional leadership along with global business leaders in AgTech, Autonomous Systems, Energy, and Bioscience industries. It’s a high impact event that combines insightful conversations with opportunities to enjoy the unique benefits of the Fargo Moorhead Metro.

Site Selection

Thank you to our sponsors

Minnkota Cooperative


This agenda is tentative.

Monday, July 22nd

Governor’s Cup

Social: 5-6 PM at Broadway Square

Welcome Reception: 6-6:30 PM at Broadway Square

Dinner: 6:30-7:30 PM at Broadway Square

Entertainment & Drinks: 7:30-9 PM at Broadway Square

Tuesday, July 23rd

Governor’s Cup

Breakfast: 8 AM at Oxbow Country Club & The Shooting Park

Golf & Shooting: 9 AM-3 PM

Cocktail Hour & Check Presentation: 6-6:30 PM at Brewhalla

Dinner: 6:30-8 PM at Brewhalla

Concert: 8-10 PM at Brewhalla

Wednesday, July 24th

ND Site Selector Tour

Meet Governor Doug Burgum and other state and local leaders

Industry, education, and workforce leaders round table

Area projects and sites bus tour

Visit and tour Packet Digital (advanced battery systems and battery cell manufacturer)

Visit and tour of Microsoft (nation’s 3rd largest campus)

Visit and tour of Aldevron (multi $ billion biological research and production facility)

Site Selector assessment & feedback session


Thursday, July 25th

TEDx Fargo

The Nation’s largest TEDx event (8AM-5PM | Fargo Civic Center)


There's a lot happening in the Fargo Region!

We’re leading efforts to bring together talent, ideas and opportunity.

We’re growing fast. Companies are expanding and we’re recruiting new ones which means we need workforce. In response, the GFMEDC is leading the largest regional talent attraction campaign to date. 

Check out more about our efforts: Talent Attraction Information 

Successful talent attraction efforts start with a powerful website telling our story. Live in Fargo

For more information about our region, including the work of our GFMEDC in our annual report and real-time data showing what our region offers, check out the information below. 

Fargo Moorhead's Targeted Sectors

The Fargo-Moorhead region is not defined by any one industry but instead is a collection of thriving and diverse industry sectors.

In fact, the Fargo Moorhead metro ranks 192nd in population, (putting us in the top 50% of all metros) while at the same time, our industry diversity puts us in the top 19% of all metros. Fargo Moorhead benefits from highly diversified sectors.  Fargo-Moorhead is ranked as one of the most recession-proof communities in the country.

Our organization focuses on continuing to add to that diversity by focusing on growth within targeted sectors including: AgTech, Bioscience and Autonomous Systems/UAS. 

Community Profile


We know some things about working hard and blowing off steam, and a few more about loyalty, safety and quality. Maybe that’s why Fargo-Moorhead keeps turning up on best-of lists for everything from livability to low stress to high satisfaction.

Fargo-Moorhead combines urban excitement with small-town friendly, reliability and safety. The metro encompasses Cass County on the North Dakota side of the Red River and Clay County on the Minnesota side. Together we’re about 252,000 strong.

And when it comes to families, Fargo-Moorhead is definitely tops. Many tangibles make this a wonderful place to raise your family – low overall and violent crime rates, clean air and water, great schools and medical facilities, short drive times and plentiful, affordable housing. Other reasons are not so measurable but just as important – friendly people, tight-knit neighborhoods, a strong sense of community, solid values and a genuine concern for others.

Check out all the amenities, community characteristics and services that make Fargo-Moorhead one of the nation’s top metro areas. We think you’ll like it here.


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Ryan Aasheim

Chief Business Development Officer