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COVID-19 RESPONSE

The City of Grand Forks is actively responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. For up to date info from the City regarding COVID-19 visit our COVID-19 CITY UPDATES page. For those looking for assistance in this difficult time visit our COVID-19 RESOURCES page. City offices are closed to the public but open for business. Find out more at our VIRTUAL CITY HALL

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State Business Survey 

The North Dakota Department of Commerce wants to understand how the Coronavirus pandemic is impacting businesses across our state. They are issuing the second round of a statewide survey to help collect this data. By tracking this information, Department of Commerce and partner organizations can identify additional ways to support North Dakota businesses during this challenging time. You can take the survey by clicking this link.

This survey asks about business experiences since March 13, 2020 (when Governor Burgum declared a State of Emergency in response to the pandemic) and within the next 30 days. This is the second statewide survey about business impact and we hope you'll take a few minutes to share your experiences even if you also responded to the first survey. This will help us identify trends in business impact over time. 

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"Creating a business-friendly environment is a City Hall priority.  My business development team is here to help your business have a GF Smart Restart now, and it will be here in the future as we work with our partners to get our long-term economic momentum back on track.- Mayor Michael R. Brown

On April 28, Governor Burgum released guidelines for a ND Smart Restart. The Governor’s previous executive orders suspended 7% of the North Dakota economy, and those orders expire  May 1.  ND Smart Restart applies not only to businesses affected by those executive orders but to ALL ND businesses. Businesses should adhere to the universal protocols and industry-specific standards found above.  

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Contact Us

Ryan Brooks, Business Development
Email:  GFSmartRestart@grandforksgov.com
701-746-2678

Submit your business restart questions using the City's 311 App.  
Find the app to submit your questions or submit online here. 
or visit our FAQ page.

 

Local Partners Who Can Assist You

These organizations focus on business advocacy and are eager to help guide you to the appropriate resources for your business.  Please reach out, we're here to help! 

Grand Forks Economic Development Corporation has compiled comprehensive resources on financial resources for businesses.  

EDC COVD-19 Response Resources

Keith Lund, Executive Director, 701-746-2720. 

Contact EDC staff for questions regarding programs.