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August 2016
Minot Ag Business Celebrates Growth

A $1.7 billion, international corporation celebrated an expansion of its Minot facility. AGT Foods is a Saskatchewan-based company that employs 2,200 people in 120 countries around the world, supplying food products based on pulse crops such as peas and beans.

Ag Business Celebrates Growth - KX News



Degelman Unveils New Facility

When the Canadian farm equipment manufacturer from Regina, Sask., debuted its new facility in Hillsboro, Degelman used the opportunity to help out his new neighbors.

Degelman Unveils New Facility - Hillsboro Banner



North Dakota Named Best State for Millenials

An economic boom has led to an influx of young people who find jobs plentiful and the cost of living reasonable. North Dakota has the third highest proportion of its civilian, non-institutional population in the 20 to 24 age group, and has the lowest unemployment rate for that age group at 4.6 percent.

North Dakota Named Best State for Millenials - MoneyRates.com



North Dakota Ranked #4 Best State to Make a Living

North Dakota features above-average wages and one of the lowest unemployment rates in the nation at 3.1 percent. Also, among states that have an income tax, North Dakota's places the lowest percentage burden on median wage earners.

North Dakota Ranked #4 Best State to Make a Living - MoneyRates.com



Dakota Specialty Milling: Capacity Expanson and Marketing

Dakota Specialty Milling has accomplished the goal of expanding production capacity and increasing advertising and marketing efforts. APUC Grant funds for the amount of $200,000 were used for sales and marketing of current and new products, preliminary research of pre-construction requirements to expand production facilities, and to upgrade to new high capacity equipment.
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The existing milling and blending equipment will be replaced in phases inside the current physical space, with little to no down time in production. This allows Dakota Specialty Milling to achieve more than 80 percent of the 0Picture1.jpgoriginal capacity goals. An additional benefit is the acquisition of another piece of property adjacent to the current mill tower and also backs up to the third location which houses the gluten free processing line and distribution warehouse. Results conclude in a mini campus, all served by the same rail spur which is owned by the company, giving the company room to expand for the foreseeable future.

White House Recognizes North Dakota Drone Effort

Accomplishments made with unmanned aircraft systems in North Dakota were recognized recently during a workshop hosted on the White House campus.

White House Recognizes North Dakota Drone Effort - Government Technology
 

First Large Drone Flown by Grand Sky Tenant Takes to the Skies

As Dave Alexander tells it, every second of every day there are 60 aircraft built by General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. flying worldwide. One of those aircraft recently spent a few minutes in the air over Grand Sky business park to mark the first flight of a large unmanned aircraft by one of the park's tenants.

First Large Drone Flown by Grand Sky Tenant Takes to the Skies - Grand Forks Herald



Here's Why North Dakota Wants to Be Drone Central
 
North Dakota wants to change its image by becoming a hotbed for drones. North Dakota government officials and drone entrepreneurs visited Silicon Valley to connect with other drone startups, local venture capitalists, and technology enthusiasts.

Here's Why North Dakota Wants to Be Drone Central - Fortune.com
 

Botlink Phones Home Drone Data

Botlink is a Fargo, North Dakota-based startup that has developed a cloud-based drone platform that collects, processes and delivers real-time data via radio and cellular connections.

Botlink Phones Home Drone Data- Directions Magazine

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