The Grand Forks Downtown Business Association (DBA) has announced its “Grand Forks: The Place to Grow Your Business” initiative.

The downtown business community has faced significant economic disruptions over the past few years and the DBA is building on the momentum in the downtown core by offering new businesses free lease payments for six (6) months.

Alf Him of the DBA said, “We are seeking dynamic, community-oriented businesses that want to work, live and play in a rural community like Grand Forks. We are proud of the success our downtown businesses have had despite significant adversity and want to continue to build on this by recruiting new business that will add to the vibrancy, shop local culture, pedestrian-friendly feel of our downtown core”.

Interested parties are encouraged to view the recently released video, “Say What You Will” and visit for more details regarding the initiative.

Contact Alf Him at