Grand Forks

Grand Forks

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Grand Forks

Grand Forks takes its name from its location at the forks of the Red River and Red Lake River on the eastern border of North Dakota. This city of 53,000 is home to the University of North Dakota and the Grand Forks Air Force Base.

The city and the surrounding area offer great schools, outdoor recreation in wide-open spaces and family-friendly communities that make Grand Forks a great place to call home.

Things to do

Grand Forks Convention and Visitors Bureau - Things to see and do in the Grand Forks area
Grand Forks Greenway - More than 2,000 acres in the heart of Grand Forks
Grand Forks Parks and Rec - Parks and recreational facilities
Turtle River State Park - Located in a picturesque valley on the banks of the winding Turtle River


North Dakota continues to have record low unemployment rates, consistently the lowest in the nation. With a labor force of 413,804 and participation rate of 69.5%, there is constantly a search for qualified talent in careers and jobs in all industries. With thousands of positions open across the state, there’s something out there for all job seekers.
List of area jobs

Job Service ND - The official employment service of the state of North Dakota
Job Service ND – Grand Forks - Contact information for the Grand Forks office
Largest employers in the area: Altru Health System, University of North Dakota, Grand Forks Public Schools, Valley Memorial Home, City of Grand Forks, LM Wind Power, Wal-Mart,, Development Homes, Hugos




Additional City Resources

Way Cooler Than You Think – A site for relocators with specifics to living, schools, opportunities, and events

City of Grand Forks - Information on city government and services
Grand Forks Herald - The latest news and information

Grand Forks-East Grand Forks Chamber of Commerce - Information on the business community

Greater Grand Forks Young Professionals - Resources and events to connect with young professionals and the local business community