Grand Forks created a vibrancy initiative to better engage the community, support local arts and events, and improve its relationship with UND. Through proactive engagement and committee planning, the vibrancy initiative increased downtown development and revitalized the area.
The city received a state award for its vibrancy initiative. Many residents have noticed that the downtown area has been more vibrant.— Project Succeeded
The SK Business Recovery website compiles information on local and national supports for companies. The site's centerpiece is a forum that fosters discussion among local entrepreneurs about manufacturing, hiring, and digital tools. Council personnel maintain news feeds and highlight examples of local innovation through SK Business Recovery.
The Township of Langley launched the "Buy Local - Open for Business directory" to help residents find essential services and supplies during the COVID-19 pandemic. The directory features local businesses with social distancing requirements, delivery options, or contact-free pickup. Langley's Economic Investment and Development staff compiled the directory by calling over 600 local businesses. The directory includes businesses such as grocery stores, banks, pharmacies, animal services, etc.