The number of new businesses setting up shop in Grand Forks was a highlight of 2016

That’s according to mayor Frank Konrad who says the city’s business opportunities are looking bright for 2017 as well.

Konrad also highlighted many events that took place over the year including the Good Sam’s club meeting and the GFI.

He says the city is excited for some major infrastructure projects this year including the Kettle River Trail paving and completion of the Esso and Tim Hortons.