The Fargo Moorhead regional economy serves as a regional hub with broad, high quality assets in healthcare, higher education, entertainment, retail and logistics. The two states have among the very highest birth rates and labor force participation rates and the lowest unemployment rates in the country. The region’s labor force has grown almost 40% since 2000.
Attracting talent is key to assisting existing and new employers. We do it through a multi-pronged approach that includes:
The GFMEDC takes a data-drive approach to understanding the region’s workforce challenges.
Interested in recruiting certain professions, for example software developers? We can show you which MSA’s to target based on wage differentials and Cost of Living indices.
Both Minnesota and North Dakota offer strong programs that can assist with workforce development, translating into a stronger bottom line.
With an average workforce growth rate three times the national average over the past twenty years, an array of industries prosper in Fargo-Moorhead, including businesses representing AgTech, Bioscience, Healthcare and Education.
In 2020, there were 6,006 graduates in Fargo, ND-MN. This pipeline has grown by 8% over the last 5 years. The highest share of these graduates come from Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse. “Psychology, General”, and “Business Administration and Management, General”.