Minot is working to attract companies involved in unmanned aerial vehicles.
Minot has launched an effort called “Magic Skies.”
"The proximity that Minot has to the Bakken, and to agriculture, makes Minot the prime location for drone activity in the state," said Minot Mayor Chuck Barney.
Already, a partnership has been established between a Norwegian company and the Grand Forks-based SkySkopes. They’ve opened offices in Minot.
"We're delivering our system to Minot," said Robot Aviation USA president Bjorn Forsdal. "SkySkopes will fly them."