Grand Forks Growth Fund - A Jobs Development Authority

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The Grand Forks Growth Fund, established in 1987, is the City's Primary economic development financing program.  It has been managed since 1995 by the Growth Fund, a Jobs Development Authority with advice from the Growth Fund Committee.  

The Grand Forks Growth Fund, a Jobs Development Authority (JDA), through direct and indirect actions, will encourage the creation of new jobs, enhance the economic climate, save existing jobs, create new wealth, enhance the local property tax base, encourage capital investment, improve the quality of life, enhance tourism and local events, promote public, private, or public/private enterprises or partnerships, and diversify the local economy.

The Growth Fund JDA takes final action on recommendations provided by the Growth Fund Committee, a subcommittee to the JDA.


The powers and responsibilities of the authority shall be vested in a board of directors consisting of all members of the Grand Forks City Council and the mayor for the City of Grand Forks.



Meredith Richards   Email
Planning & Community Development Department -  701-746-2661

Committee of the Whole

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Committee of the Whole

Monday, September 23, 2019 – 5:30 p.m.

Council Chambers


Notice is hereby given that the Grand Forks City Council will meet on the above date and time, in the City Council Chambers, 255 North Fourth Street, Grand Forks, North Dakota. Persons with disabilities who may need assistance should contact the ADA coordinator at least 24 hours prior to this meeting at 746-2665.


1.            CALL TO ORDER:


1.1          Welcome and Roll Call:


2.            DISCUSSION ITEMS:


2.1         Application for Class 3 (On- and/or Off-Sale Wine and Beer) Alcohol Beverage License - Northern Air Family Fun Center Inc.


2.2         Appointment to Growth Fund Committee - Jonathan Holth


2.3         Award Bid #2019-31, Public Works Sanitation Division - Rear load Refuse Truck


2.4         Award Bid Project No. 8073, Communications Cabling for all City Buildings


2.5         Change Order for Project No. 8005 – 2019 City Sidewalks

2.6         Change Order & Funding for Project No.7436/7437, District No. 518/323, Sanitary/Watermain on North 62nd & Gateway Drive


2.7         Design, Bidding, and Construction Administration Engineering Services Agreement for City Project No. 8108, Pump Station 183 Safety Upgrades and Pump Station 194 Controls & Flap Gates


2.8         Award Bid for Project No. 8057, Fiber Connection from the Purpur Water Tower to the Viking Water Tower


2.9         Request from MPO to Initiate Hydraulic Studies at Potential Bridge Locations

- Staff Report

- MPO Review

- Relevant East Grand Forks City Council


2.10         Bid Award for Project No. 8030, Scale/Baling Facility Improvements (This item was added to the agenda at the meeting.)

3.              OTHER BUSINESS:



4.              ANNOUNCEMENTS:



5.              ADJOURNMENT:

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