WATCH: Grand Forks Herald hosts forum with COO of Fufeng USA, Inc.
The Grand Forks Herald hosts a forum with the chief operating officer of Fufeng USA, Inc.
Recorded livestream is accessible at the player below:
Fufeng Group hopes to build a corn-milling factory along the north edge of Grand Forks, projecting it will bring more than 200 direct jobs and hundreds of indirect jobs, according to estimates from the Grand Forks Region Economic Development Corp. Although it has been given approval by the Grand Forks City Council and other public entities, strong reaction has arisen from some residents who are opposed to the plan.
The Herald encouraged questions from the public.
"We know the proposed Fufeng project could have historic implications on the community, but it has raised controversy that also could be considered historic," Wenzel said. "The idea is to provide information to the public about this project, but in a respectful way that allows Mr. Chutorash a chance to explain his company's plans while answering some of the concerns that have arisen about the proposal."