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GRAND FORKS REGION EDC

The original estimated cost of the center was approximately $20 million. Inflation and other cost escalations in the past year, however, brought the estimated price tag up to about $30.6 million. A revised plan could bring the cost back down to approximately $21.8 million.
Rydell purchased the dealership from his father in 1976, and under his leadership, it expanded to more than 70 dealerships in numerous states.
At many levels -- the state of North Dakota and even the community of Greater Grand Forks -- efforts are being made to attract more workers.
New center for career and technical education will prepare students and adult learners for high-paying, in-demand jobs in this region

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EDC President and CEO Keith Lund made opening remarks to the commission, speaking about a sizable investment in the region by a data processing company. News that blockchain and artificial intelligence start-up Core Scientific is making a $100 million investment into the Grand Forks community headlined the rundown. The update, which Lund likened to an informal conversation, also included business development updates of the more than two dozen companies the EDC assisted in getting off the ground in 2019 and 2020.
Diversifying the state's economy can help soften the blow from swings in the commodities market.
The goal is to create a pipeline for UND students to gain experience in high-wage, in-demand industries.
InternGF, a joint collaboration between UND and the Grand Forks Region Economic Development Corporation held a meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 5, to highlight the opportunities for students and businesses to take part in the internship program -- with funding opportunities for companies to get involved.
The Grand Forks Region Economic Development Corporation honored Steve Burian with the Impact Award on Thursday. "He is one of the most visible and effective community leaders we have here in Grand Forks," said Keith Lund, president and CEO of the...

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UND and Northland Community and Technical College students have a chance to sit down with someone they hope to be like one day. By participating in "Career Conversations," students can spend an hour with someone in the profession they're studying...
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A full house greeted organizers of a new lunch series focusing on the Grand Forks area's drone industry Thursday. More than 100 people attended the first Drone Biz lunch, some likely getting their first up-close view of a drone taking flight as o...

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