Our UAS Sector Development Manager will lead business recruitment, retention and expansion efforts in the Upper Great Plains’ UAS hub. If you have an eye on the skies and are self-motivated, outgoing, and excited to be part of shaping the economic future for the commercial development of this industry, apply today. This position requires a bachelor’s degree and a minimum of three (3) years business and/or economic development experience with preference to a candidate with aviation/UAS experience and established network. Find full job description, application information here.

Strategic initiatives coordinatorWe are seeking motivated and energetic candidates who are passionate about Greater Grand Forks to champion initiatives integral to the region. Our Strategic Initiatives Coordinator will create and manage digital media content; plan, promote and execute events; and be an enthusiastic spokesperson for opportunities the region provides for business development, entrepreneurial success, and career advancement. Preferred candidates will have a bachelor’s degree in marketing or communications and 1-2 years of experience for this full-time position. Full job description, and application information at this link.

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The unmanned ecosystem here is the most robust in the country, establishing many industry firsts in the best state for business. The strength of our vision is your advantage.

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The Red River Valley boasts some of the United States’ richest farmland. The agricultural sector has historically been a catalyst for the Grand Forks region’s growth and development. Crops grown in the region …

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Energy companies


North Dakota has The Bakken…and the other Bakken. From the oil fields of Western North Dakota to the flat lands of the Grand Forks region, a diverse mix of enterprises are meeting our nation’s energy and environmental demands….

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skilled manufacturing labor


The Grand Forks region has a diverse manufacturing base, with companies that manufacture products for industries including wind energy oil and gas, aviation, construction, food, and automotives….

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Grand Sky UAS Business & Aviation Park



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    August 21 - August 23
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    November 1

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