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The business climate in Grand Forks supports a diverse economic base.

Grand Forks area business climate

Your primary sector business will find a thriving community for relocation or expansion. The Northern Plains region has many amenities and features worth exploring.  The staff at Grand Forks Region EDC will mobilize the resources needed for you to access success in the Red River Valley of North Dakota.

The Grand Forks Advantage

  • Dedicated workforce
  • Quality infrastructure
  • Available property
  • Competitive financing and support programs
  • Engaged leadership
  • Centrally located in North America, making it an ideal location for businesses with shipping locales on both coasts and into Canada.
  • Among the lowest energy rates in the country
  • One of two cities designated as a Foreign Trade Zone in North Dakota
  • A regional air cargo hub for FedEx means earlier delivery, later pick up than other places in the region
  • Average commute time is among the lowest in the country for a metro area this size.
  • 500 year flood protection in place
  • Abundant and redundant energy, telecommunications, and water systems