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Grand Forks
Eastern ND - Pop 59K

MEET Grand Forks

It’s hard not to be drawn in by the magnetic energy of Grand Forks

a lively city that's home to the University of North Dakota and the Grand Forks Air Force Base. With a walkable downtown, miles of riverfront trails, and easy access to natural areas for four seasons of outdoor recreation, Grand Forks offers a customizable pace of life in a beautiful, welcoming setting.

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Grand Forks boasts a wide array of career opportunities, and it’s nationally known as a leader in the UAS industry, even earning the nickname “Silidrone Valley.” In addition to a growing tech scene, the University of North Dakota provides myriad careers in higher ed, and entrepreneurs will find a collaborative and growing startup scene.


  • Altru Health System
  • University of North Dakota
  • Grand Forks Public Schools
  • Valley Memorial Home
  • City of Grand Forks
  • LM Wind Power
  • Walmart
  • Development Homes
  • Hugos


Emergency Care

Available Locally

  • Primary Medical Care
  • Dental Care
  • Vision Care
  • Veterinary Care
  • Veteran Healthcare



Head downtown to the farmers' market to pick up some fresh produce and browse wares from local artists and makers. Take a bike ride along the river and stop for lunch at a food truck. Hit up one of the countless cultural events you’ll find happening almost every weekend in the area (a couple of our favorites: the Blues on the Red Music Festival and The Time Out Week and Wacipi powwow). Get dolled up for drinks at a downtown wine bar and an art gallery opening. Looking to get out of town? Locals love unplugging at "the lake," and the best part of living in Grand Forks is there are more lakes than fingers on your hand within a couple hours — it's easy to find a serene spot to call your own.

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Want to learn more about the good life in Grand Forks and get connected to local champions and employers? We can do that.

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Grand Forks-East Grand Forks Chamber of Commerce
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Greater Grand Forks Young Professionals
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