Base Retention and Investment Committee

The Grand Forks Region Base Retention and Investment Committee (BRIC), formalized in 2005, is a model for community collaboration working with private and public sectors along with the Grand Forks Air Force Base (GFAFB).

BRIC has become the voice of the community and interface for the public and private sectors as we embrace the current and potential future missions of the Grand Forks Air Force Base. The committee provides the mechanism to work on issues important to the diversification of our region’s economy. Through BRIC efforts, eight studies have been conducted to evaluate the impact of base realignment in the region.

Members are respected city and regional leaders who are active in community planning and development opportunities. They maintain connections between all levels of government, business, and education institutions. Committee members and its Coordinator keep stakeholders informed on activities and opportunities through meetings such as The Chamber’s Military Affairs Committee, Community Base Enhancement Initiatives meetings, print collateral and bimonthly local radio interviews on current topics.

The Grand Forks Region is proud of our track record as a partner with Grand Forks Air Force Base. As a two-time winner of the Abilene Trophy, our community has demonstrated is appreciation of our Air Force family and looks forward to continuing to be a champion of our military.

North Dakota, the Grand Fork Region, and Grand Forks Air Force Base are prime to be the premiere Unmanned Aircraft Systems test and mission sites. The Grand Forks Region and the Grand Forks Air Force Base is mission ready.

Find out more: BRIC Packet

Grand Forks EDC’s BRIC Webpage

Economic Impact Study, November 2006
- Executive Summary
- Full Report
UAS Business Development Roadmap, May 2007
- UAS Business Development Roadmap Presentation
- UAS Business Development Roadmap Report
- Near Term Opportunities
Life Science Business Development Roadmap, June 2008
- Executive Summary
- Full Reports
Broadband Connectivity Roadmap
- Initial Study, October 2007
- Expanded Study, July 2008
Regional Industrial Development Land Study, May 2008
- Reports
- Appendices

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