Partners in Progress
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May 2016
Opportunities for Partnership

The Department of Commerce has the following opportunity for local economic developers to join a Commerce business developer.

SelectUSA Investment Summit
June 19-21, 2016, Washington D.C.
Contact Zoe Wergeland for details
 

Runway Access a Go for Grand Forks County Tech Park Tenants

Tenants of the Grand Sky technology park which is currently under construction on land rented from Grand Forks Forks Air Force Base, will now have access to a runway for flying unmanned and manned aircraft.

Runway Access a Go for Grand Forks County Tech Park Tenants - Grand Forks Herald
 

North Dakota Ranks #1 on Gallup's Good Jobs Rate for Third Consecutive Year

Gallup recently ranked North Dakota #1 in their annual Good Jobs (GGJ) employment rate rankings for the third consecutive year. The metric tracks the percentage of the U.S. adult population aged 18 and older who are employed full time for an employer for at least 30 hours per week.

North Dakota Ranks #1 on Gallup's Good Jobs Rate for Third Consecutive Year  - ND Commerce
 

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North Dakota ranked third best state in a national report that compares each state’s economic competitiveness. In its annual report called “Rich States, Poor States,” the American Legislative Exchange Council found that North Dakota is among the best states in implementing “pro-growth” economic policies. 

North Dakota Ranks Third in National Economic Competitiveness Ranking - ND Commerce
 

Botlink Creates First Cellular-Connected 3DR Solo

Botlink has created the first cellular-connected 3DR Solo drone using our XRD device. Solo users will now have the ability to capture, process and deliver aerial imagery to the cloud in real time, even while operating beyond line-of-sight.

Botlink Creates First Cellular-Connected 3DR Solo - Botlink.com
 

NASA Test Featuring Drones Takes Flight in Grand Forks County

Grand Forks researchers, assisting NASA with an air traffic control experiment involving the flight of multiple unmanned aircraft, declared the effort a success.The Northern Plains Unmanned Aerial Systems Test Site, headquartered in Grand Forks, conducted the flights to help test the capabilities of NASA's traffic management software for unmanned aircraft.

NASA Test Featuring Drones Takes Flight in Grand Forks County - Grand Forks Herald
 


Calendar
Calendar.jpgDrone Focus
June 1, 2016
9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Fargo

As North Dakota continues to gain recognition as The Drone State, the world is taking notice. Last December, a front page feature in the New York Times labeled North Dakota as “A Silicon Valley for Drones.” This year, speakers and attendees are flying in from around the globe to take part in the growth happening right here. This is the ultimate event to meet and share insight with those that are building this industry together. For more information visit www.EmergingPrairie.com.

New Professionals Day
August 3, 2016
9:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Bismarck - North Dakota Department of Commerce

The New Professionals Day is an opportunity for local economic development professionals, community leaders involved in economic development, new Commerce employees and others to learn more about the Department of Commerce. The Commerce leadership team and program managers meet with attendees to discuss their needs and interests, and how Commerce programs and services may help their efforts. Contact Jill Schwab at 701-328-5312 to register or for more details.

Governor's Workforce & HR Conference
September 20-22, 2016
Bismarck Event Center, Bismarck

For the fourth year in a row, Governor Jack Dalrymple, the North Dakota Department of Commerce and the North Dakota Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) are collaborating to host this three-day event. To find more information on the Governor's Workforce & HR Conference please visit, NDWorkforceandHR.com.

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Bismarck, ND 58503 | 701.328.5300
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