Through vision, innovation, and partnerships, Grand Forks has positioned itself as the United States’ premier hub for UAS. The local ecosystem continues to grow, attracting businesses large and small to join the action. The Grand Forks economy is welcoming to new UAS businesses, with many available incentives and funding opportunities.
With many industry firsts in UAS and aviation, our region continues to thrive and invest in the future. North Dakota has invested over $40 million in the development of our Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS) network, VANTIS. By continuing our nation-leading education, research, innovation, testing, and implementation, we will lead the UAS industry into the future.