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The Valley Prosperity Partnership will give a status report to local stakeholders in Fargo today. The meeting comes after the group released a plan in May to work on issues that affect the Red River Valley. The partnership, which includes business and higher education leaders, began in 2012 with a $100,000 investment by William C.
Members of the East Grand Forks Economic Development and Housing Authority board interviewed candidates for the vacant director position Monday night, including one of their own. The board interviewed Mark Olstad, a current East Grand Forks City Council and EDHA board member, Tom Rerick, chief financial officer of Altendorf Transport in Minto, N.D., and Paul Gorte, an assistant director of planning for the city of Eagle Pass, Texas. Almost 20 people applied for the position.
Falling oil prices are on the minds of many in North Dakota, where the industry has brought unprecedented wealth and state revenue. And while government officials and economist anticipate some sort of effects, it remains to be seen how long it might take for prices to rebound. A Moody's Analytics report from October provided by state Sen. Ray Holmberg said North Dakota "will navigate through lower oil prices gracefully" in the near term.
The city of East Grand Forks received word this week that an appraisal of the Boardwalk building has been completed, which will be used in coming discussions over an unpaid $510,000 economic development loan. City Administrator David Murphy said the report was received Thursday.
Manufacturing is making a comeback. As the global recession hit in late 2007, manufacturers across the country and locally shed jobs. Both North Dakota and Minnesota have added thousands of jobs since the summer of 2009, when the economic recovery officially began, but still remain below pre-recession employment levels. That could change next year.
Clothing shop opening near Columbia Mall Two recent UND graduates are opening up a women's clothing shop in south Grand Forks. Key Bliss Boutique will be located between Erbert and Gerbert's and the future Spicy Pie pizza restaurant at 3000 32nd Ave. S. The owners, Heather Carlson and Jessica Bollinger, hope to open in the spring of 2015. The two launched the store as an online shop in June.
North Dakota Gov. Jack Dalrymple outlined his proposed budget and its potential impact on the region in a visit to Grand Forks Thursday.
North Dakota Gov. Jack Dalrymple said there could be lessons learned from the recent publication of The New York Times stories critical of the state's approach to energy regulation. Dalrymple called the stories "very aggravating" and said they portrayed an inaccurate picture of North Dakota's regulatory efforts. The Republican governor visited with the Herald's editorial board Thursday afternoon. "There's never an end to the rules and regulations, they're constantly under review," Dalrymple said.
Grand Forks City Council members agreed Monday to help finance a local company’s expansion. Advanced Engineering and Environmental Services, or AE2S, has its corporate headquarters at 4050 Garden View Drive...