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The City of Grand Forks is the epicenter of aviation’s future in unmanned systems. Recognized as a “Great American Defense Community,” our military-friendly region is equally business-friendly. Public-private partnerships are driving innovation and opportunities for groundbreaking UAS integration.
The hub of North Dakota’s thriving UAS industry is right here in Grand Forks. With unencumbered airspace, leading research enterprises, dedicated training programs, talented and experienced pilot networks, and the Grand Sky UAS research and development park, the Grand Forks region is the premier location for your expansion.
Northrop Grumman solves the toughest problems in space, aeronautics, defense and cyberspace to meet the ever evolving needs of our customers worldwide. Our 90,000 employees define possible every day using science, technology and engineering to create and deliver advanced systems, products and services.
The University of North Dakota is the state's oldest and largest university. Our mission is to provide transformative learning, discovery and community engagement opportunities for developing tomorrow's leaders. With 250+ highly accredited on-campus and online degrees, UND is educating leaders in engineering, medicine, aviation, and unmanned aircraft systems.

Grand Sky is the first and only fully operational commercial unmanned aerial systems (UAS) research and development park in the United States. Strategically located on the Grand Forks Air Force Base in North Dakota, Grand Sky is the hub of activities in the nation’s leading state for UAS flight testing, training and development. Since 2015, Grand Sky has been the site of continuous UAS industry advancements and milestones, including the first trans-Atlantic MALE UAS flight and the first site to receive regulatory approval to host commercial beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS) flights.

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) is a leading manufacturer of proven, reliable Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) and tactical reconnaissance radars, along with advanced high-resolution surveillance systems, including the Predator®/Gray Eagle RPA series and Lynx® Multi-mode Radar system.
As the first national center in autonomous technologies, the National Center for Autonomous Technologies (NCAT) is crafting, adapting, and implementing educational resources to support K-12 educators, and two-year college faculty in numerous disciplines to meet workforce demands while increasing the quality and diversity of the highly skilled technical workforce.

Visit Greater Grand Forks is a destination marketing organization charged with representing Greater Grand Forks and helping the long-term development of our communities through a travel and tourism strategy. We serve as an official point of contact for convention, tournament, business and leisure travelers and assist planners with preparations. We also encourage visitors to visit local historic, cultural and recreational sites. Follow @visitgrandforks on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
A proven leader in the UAS industry, the Northern Plains UAS Test Site has the experience, resources, and leadership to drive growth and expand UAS capabilities. The NPUASTS supports public and private UAS research, advancements in flying beyond visual line of sight, and safe integration into the National Airspace System.
Ideal Aerosmith is an engineering and manufacturing company headquartered in Grand Forks, ND. Our solutions vary from high fidelity motion simulators to electronics test solutions for space launch vehicles. We specialize in finding solutions for complex challenges whether it is design, manufacturing or service.

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