Talent Retention

Our Region thrives thanks to a robust economy and excellent quality of life.

Talent

A regional workforce growth rate three times the national average means our market attracts the talent our companies need. We retain them thanks to our robust economy and quality of life. And with thousands of higher ed graduates every year, our region has a ready supply of new employees.

Our Labor Market

Fargo-Moorhead’s labor market epitomizes the Midwestern work ethic. Local employers enjoy a stable base of employees with high productivity, low turnover and low absenteeism.

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Regional Higher Education

With higher-than-average degree attainment levels, regional employers connect with the talent they need, while students, job seekers and employees gain education to start or advance their careers from certificates to advanced degrees.

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K-12 Education

With more than 30,000 students, the steady increase in student enrollment is just another indication of our strong and growing region. 

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Retaining Talent

Campus FM is one of many regional partners fueling economic development by empowering college students and recent graduates to explore, live and work in the Greater FM Region.

Regional Higher Education

With higher-than-average degree attainment levels, regional employers connect with the talent they need, while students, job seekers and employees gain education to start or advance their careers from certificates to advanced degrees.

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Education Pipeline in AgTech

Bioscience Education Pipeline

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Higher Education in Fargo Moorhead

Fargo Moorhead is home to three world-class universities and two technical colleges, drawing more than 21,000 college students for top-ranked programs, research opportunities and commercialization.

North Dakota State University is an R1 research institution, designated by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education, putting NDSU in the same league as the nation’s top research institutions.

Workforce Incentives & Programs

Both Minnesota and North Dakota offer strong programs that can assist with workforce development, translating into a stronger bottom line.

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Tifanie Gelinske

Sr. Vice President of Workforce Development