What do Fargo-Moorhead area employers think of Amazon's arrival? Simply put, it depends who you ask, Chamber CEO Shannon Full said. “There are mixed emotions depending upon the company that you’re talking to,” she said. “The other side of this is if it is companies that have the same type of workforce, there is a significant concern about local talent erosion.”
Inflation resulting from delays caused by legal challenges have increased the project's cost from $2.75 billion to $3.2 billion, but officials say approximately $830 million in savings will come from low-cost financing and efficiencies through a novel private-public partnership
The chamber is among groups calling on Gov. Tim Walz to postpone implementing California tailpipe emissions standards for light- and medium-duty vehicles, saying that the rules would hurt auto sales and put more electric vehicles on the road without the infrastructure to support them.
Work will start soon to raise a four-mile stretch of Interstate 29 south of Fargo that will elevate the freeway above the 500-year floodplain, keeping it high and dry when the metro flood diversion operates in extreme floods.