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The Red River borders the city of Grand Forks

Grand Forks ranks among leading MSAs in U.S.

State of North Dakota ranks a top for business

Key indicators of the economic and business development opportunities in the Grand Forks region point to the region’s diversity and vitality. We are recognized in national rankings for numerous attributes including:

  • #10: Leading (U.S. Metro) Locations: Area Development, May 2014
  • #5: Top 30 Small Cities: Area Development, 2014
  • #37: Forbes Best Places for Business & Careers, August 2014
  • #21: Forbes Best Small Places for Business & Careers, August 2013
  • #9: Most Secure Small Cities, Farmers Insurance 2013
  • #23:  Forbes Best Small Places for Business & Careers, June 2012
  • #9:  Most secure places to live, 2011
  • #20:  Most secure places to live (small towns), Farmers Insurance Group 2010
  • Named one of America’s Promise Alliance’s 100 Best Communities for Young People, 2011, 2012
  • Short commute time – 12.4 minutes (national average, 28 minutes), U.S. Census
  • 90 of 100 best places to live, CNN Money 2012
  • 97 of 100 best places to live , CNN Money 2010
  • #13: (among small metro areas) best places to launch small business start—up, CNN Money
  • #30:  Best Cities for Job Growth (Small sized cities), newgeography.com 2011

 

The State of North Dakota is also noted for its outstanding business and family climate: