North Dakota Department of Commerce | US Pavilion Exhibitors at Farnborough Airshow 2014

North Dakota Department of Commerce

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What's New

FAA Certifies North Dakota's UAS Test Site as Nationals First to Be Ready for Operations
Startups Will Star as North Dakota Drone Summit Explores Commercialization

Products and Services

FAA Designated UAS Test Site, Economic Development, Research, Private Partners

Company Description

North Dakota is home to the Northern Plains Unmanned Aircraft Systems Test Site, a thriving private UAS industry, and the Grand Forks Air Force Base. We have expertise in UAS operations, R&D, testing, evaluation, education, and training. North Dakota is ranked as the #1 Enterprising State by the US Chamber and The Best Run State for the second year in a row by Wall Street 24/7. North Dakota offers legendary business opportunity with world-class expertise from our research universities, easy access to government officials, and a network of existing high-tech businesses.

The North Dakota UAS Team is committed to creating an environment where private enterprise, public and private research organizations and educational institutions may pursue new and exciting opportunities in the UAS industry.

The strengths of North Dakota's team members and the following advantages make North Dakota an ideal location to explore legendary business opportunities on the leading edge of the UAS industry:
• UAS industry support among state and local government, industry, academia and general aviation.
• Existing manned and unmanned aviation best practices.
• Experience obtaining FAA Certificates of Authorization.
• History and culture of aviation safety.
• Uncongested airspace.
• Climate diversity.
• Open terrain. Strategic Incentive Advantages
• Research North Dakota — grant funds for conducting R&D in partnership with North Dakota universities.
• North Dakota Development Fund — gap financing loan and equity program.
• Bank of North Dakota — only state-owned bank in the nation offers unique business financing options.

Contacts at show

For an appointment to meet at Farnborough International Airshow 2014, please contact:
Mr. Brian Opp
, Manager, Aerospace Business Development at +1 (701) 328-5300
Mr. Paul Lucy
, Director, Economic Development & Finance

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