About 240 High School Students Get A Glimpse Of A Promising Career Option

More than 240 students recently got a firsthand look at what a career in manufacturing could look like. $50,000 annual salary anyone? Organized by the GFMEDC, students toured four of six companies that opened up their manufacturing floors for the one-day visitors. For one Moorhead student, it was an opportunity to see an additional career option. The…
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The Return On Investment (ROI) Of A Growing Entrepreneurial Ecosystem In Fargo Moorhead

There is a lot going on in the entrepreneurial environment in Fargo Moorhead. The EDC is pretty involved in connecting and supporting entrepreneurs and events here in the community. How do you measure the ROI or Return on Investment to supporting an entrepreneurial ecosystem? If you’re Neil Blanchard, founder of Profit Pros and recent speaker at…
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Education Today, A Documentary And The Beginning Of A Discussion

“Powerful.” The reaction from one local K-12 education leader who was among a group of education leaders who got a sneak peek at Ted Dintersmith’s documentary called “Most Likely to Succeed“. The documentary focuses on the current education system and examines the needs within the classroom. The film highlights High Tech High a school in California that uses an educational practice called project based learning. The documentary…
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U.S. Rep. Kevin Cramer Meets With Local Startups As Part Of National Initiative

From lack of workforce to e-commerce sales tax regulations, twelve folks in the startup community and economic development met with U.S. Representative Kevin Cramer to talk about ways the federal government can support Fargo’s thriving entrepreneurial community. Meeting in the Prairie Den, a co-working space in downtown Fargo, entrepreneurs like Clint Howitz, Founder and Pack leader of Dog ID’s, talked…
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With 100-page Report In Hand, EDC And Four Regional Organizations Lead Efforts To Tackle Workforce Challenges

 The Greater Fargo Moorhead EDC and four local agencies have commissioned a study  that lays out four action areas that could help ease the workforce shortage in the Fargo Moorhead MSA. Six-months of research, surveys, focus groups and in-person interviews by TIP Strategies, a consulting firm based in Austin, Texas, have culminated in a 100-page report that details…
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