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John Corley

The Home Builders Association of Fargo-Moorhead announced today that their housing permit growth has remained strong through this years second quarter. The growth is down slightly compared to last year, which had been the best year since 2005, but their overall growth remains high. Tom Spaeth is the president of the Home Builders Association of Fargo-Moorhead, and he says steady growth is aided by weather.

“Until recently the dry weather was very favorable to construction, we’ve had a few weeks of rain here that slowed a few things down.”  

Global Trade Challenges Can Often Come From Home

Apr 1, 2016

Global trade can have its challenges for an exporter as well as an importer. Participants at a North Dakota Trade Office event this week found out the challenges can come from with-in our borders as well as abroad. Todd McDonald has details...

DSU: Strom Center to Close

Mar 30, 2016

After opening its doors near a decade ago, the president of Dickinson State University says the Strom Center is set to close in mid-April…

“The idea was, hopefully, that if you could help people with entrepreneurship and ideas that the prosperity in rural areas would then pick up and people would be more apt to remain within the state. That idea then went forward to actually the opening of the Strom Center, August 24th of 2007. It was mainly due to the generosity of Jerome and Rosie Strom.”

+100 Companies Attend UAS Industry Day

Feb 26, 2016

A day-long conference in Fargo, Thursday, gave representatives from the UAS industry a chance to look at what is being achieved and what frontiers exist for the developing technology…

Reporter Todd McDonald has details…

Grand Sky Marks First Anniversary

Feb 22, 2016
Grand Sky Development Co.

The President of Grand Sky Development Company says a lot has been accomplished in the first year of operations at the Grand Sky Tech Park, and look for the progress to continue in year two. Prairie Public reporter Todd McDonald had a chance to talk with Grand Sky President, Thomas Swoyer, Jr. and files this report...

Novermber Economic Index Lags

Dec 1, 2015

A Creighton University economist says with energy prices down and ag commodity prices still depressed, the region has fallen into an economic slump. Reporter Todd McDonald has details...

ND Exploring New Trade Ventures In India

Nov 4, 2015

A group of North Dakota business leaders are developing plans to take part in a trade mission to India. Reporter Todd McDonald has details...

Interest Rate Discussions Continue

Sep 16, 2015

The President and C-E-O of American Crystal Sugar says the 2014 sugar beet payment for growers will be what he calls

“a miserable 37-dollars-per ton.” Dave Berg says at that price he is expecting to see some growers lose money on this year’s crop. Berg says this year’s crop was challenged from the beginning…

ND Looks At Trade Potential With Singapore

Nov 12, 2014

Over the past several years the North Dakota Trade Office has been working to build trade relations between North Dakota and Singapore. Ashok Kumar Mirpuri is Singapore ambassador to the United States and had the chance this week to meet with area business leaders about the trade opportunities that exist with Singapore. He says it’s an ideal situation to talk about because North Dakota and Singapore are two very unlikely partners…