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Saturday, December 29, 2007

Fargo Online

The economy of the Fargo area has historically been dependent on agriculture. That dominance has decreased substantially in recent decades. Now, the city of Fargo has a growing economy based on food processing, manufacturing, technology, retail trade, higher education, and healthcare. The largest non-governmental employers in the city include MeritCare Health System, Innovis Health, Alien Technology, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, US Bank, and Microsoft. North Dakota State University is the largest public sector employer in the city.

Notable local companies
ABC Seamless - seamless steel siding company headquartered in Fargo
Alien Technology - an RFID manufacturer
BBI International [2] - a leading biofuels firm whose IT Operations Center is based in Fargo
Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota[3] - insurance company
Cass-Clay Creamery - local creamery founded in 1934
CNH Global - manufacturer of agricultural equipment
Eide Bailly [4] - top 25[5] national CPA firm headquartered in Fargo
Forum Communications - owns many regional newspapers, radio stations, and television stations
Global Electric Motorcars - manufacturer of neighborhood electric vehicles, and subsidiary of Daimler-Chrysler
Hornbacher's - local chain of supermarkets
Microsoft - a division (Microsoft Dynamics GP, formerly Great Plains Software) of the software giant is located in Fargo
Minnkota - window manufacturer
NAVTEQ - a provider of Geographic Information Systems
Phoenix International [5] - a John Deere Company, designs and manufactures electronics for on-road and off-road vehicles
PRACS Institute, Ltd. - provider of medical testing
RDO Equipment Company - regional chain of agricultural stores
Scheels All Sports - regional chain of sporting goods stores
SEI Information Technologies [6] - call center, provides helpdesk support for food and service companies, operates remote drive-thrus for national chains including McDonald's, and provides contracted employees to the local Microsoft branch.
Titan Machinery - Chain of agricultural and construction machinery stores throughout the midwest.

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