Success Stories


"Working with the MADC has been nothing short of exceptional.  Their hospitality is second to none, and they worked SHShakingMattDunlevyshand.JPGshoulder to shoulder with us throughout our entire process of expanding to Minot.  I have nothing but the highest of praise for the MADC staff, and especially President and CEO Stephanie Hoffart," explained Matt Dunlevy, President/CEO of SkySkopes. 

SkySkopes, a leading drone service provider, expanded to Minot in Dec. of 2016. In Feb. 2017, SkySkopes was nationally 
recognized in the top 3 UAS companies servicing the oil and gas industry. In Apr. 2017, SkySkopes was awarded MAGIC Fund dollars to secure assets and help establish the Minot office as their UAS Bakken headquarters. Securing SkySkopes to Minot was MADC's first success of the newly launch MAGIC Sky InitiativeClick here to read more.


AGT Foods

“During our expansion in the US, Minot became a strategic location for our company because of the access to main line railfreight in addition to thediverse production agriculture region.  The support from MADC and the City has been second to none by creating an environment to expand our operations and continue to expand our presence in Minot.” –Eric Bartsch, General Manager of AGT Foods USA.
AGT Foods and Ingredients (AGT) is one of the largest suppliers of value-added pulses, staple foods, and food ingredients in the world. AGT buys lentils, peas, beans and chickpeas from farmers in Canada, United States, Turkey, Australia, China, and South Africa and ships their products to over 120 countries around the globe! AGT’s 40+ facilities are located in the best pulse growing regions, with Minot’s plant being the largest plant in the U.S. Click here to read more.


Minot Milling

“Without MADC, not only would the expansion have MinotMillingTourBackground.JPGbeen more difficult, there may not have been a facility to expand at all. MADC and the City of Minot were instrumental in bringing the idea of Minot Milling to a reality and again now when it came time to expand. MADC and the City of Minot have been great for us” –Kevin Schulz, Minot Milling Plant Manager. Click here to read more.


The Great Plains Energy Park

“A national excellence award for Minot’s Great Halliburtonrenderingstyle.jpgPlains Energy Park™ is no surprise. Here is a community that understands teamwork and holds economic development to a high standard of success. I am happy to have been part of the Energy Park project.” —U.S. Senator John Hoeven
The Great Plains Energy Park in Minot, North Dakota is the premiere oil center in the Bakken Shale Oil Formation’s Williston Basin. The $3.5 million development spurred more than $200 million in capital investment and created nearly 500 jobs for a growing community of about 50,000 residents in northwest North Dakota; it did this in only 3 years. Minot was able to leverage $1.5 million in federal Economic Development Administration dollars for the project.
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Delta Vacations (formerly MLT Vacations)

“1999 was a great year for MLT Vacations, RibbonCutting2.JPGthe Minot Area Development Cooperation invited us to move to Minot and we could not be happier.  MLT has been a part of the Minot business community for close to 17 years and within that time, have had an amazing workforce.  The commitment, dedication and loyalty found in the Midwest allows us to meet the needs of customers who are traveling the globe. We’re proud to be a part of MADC.”  —Shelley Knight, Vice President Operations and General Manager, MLT Vacations.


Kalix Recycling Center

"Minot has an impressive community atmosphere.  MADC, 0KalixRibbonCuttingforNewBaler.JPGthe Chamber of Commerce, and city leadership really work together –to respond to crisis, to develop new initiatives, and to continuously make Minot a better place to live and work.  Recycling is a community project, and the Kalix Recycling Center has relied on community support for our continued success – financial assistance from MADC in 1994 and again in 2014, help with publicity and establishing partnerships from the Chamber of Commerce, and amazing cooperation from the city in a variety of ways,” Borgi Beeler, President/CEO. Read more here.


Minot Sash and Door

Minot Sash and Door (MSD) has created and built Minot’s MinotSashandDoorLogo.jpgfinest wood products since 1957. As a recipient of the Premium Quality Certification Status and Guarantee from the Architectural Woodwork Institute which sets standards for the millwork industry; Minot is proud to be home of MSD. In 2005, MSD experience a devastating fire. In two short years after the fire, MADC helped facilitate a Bank of ND Loan to help MSD purchase their new building. In 2012, MADC provided fire suppression to MSD’s new property. MSD continues to remain part of MADC’s Business Expansion and Retention (BEAR) Program.  


From ING U.S. to Cognizant

"ING chose Minot for our expansion because our service center employees have demonstrated that they can provide unsurpassed customer service. I think this decision speaks volumes about Minot and the caliber of people who live and work here," Tom McInerney, CEO of ING U.S. Financial Services. Cognizant.png
ING U.S. (ING) was established in 1998 and served as a financial service center in Minot. In 2012, ING was acquired by Cognizant, a global leader in business and technology services. The seven-year and $330 million agreement between ING and Cognizant, extended Cognizant’s range of business process services. Today, Cognizant serves as one of Minot largest employers.  MADC is honored to have helped recruit one of Minot’s top employers!
Click here to read more about the acquisition.