Businesses in Fargo, ND

By Jason Zasky on August 19, 2013 at 4:00 pm EST

Fargo-Moorhead's economy is driven by companies that develop and implement new technology, including major players in advanced manufacturing for the agricultural and construction industries.

Tech Companies

Microsoft's Fargo campus is one of the company's largest field campuses in the U.S., where over 1,600 employees and vendors develop and support major software products such as Microsoft Dynamics, Microsoft Office and Microsoft SQL Server. The campus features major development and customer service and support centers and houses one of its two U.S. Executive Briefing centers.

Meanwhile, Intelligent InSites provides real-time operational intelligence for health care providers. Its enterprise platform collects data from multiple sources across the health care environment, improving asset management and workflow, as well as staff and patient safety. Another local firm in the health care space, Evolution1, is the nation's largest electronic payment, on-premise and cloud computing health care solution, administering reimbursement accounts.

Packet Digital also makes Fargo-Moorhead its home. The 10-year-old company designs, develops and markets advanced power management integrated circuits for portable electronic devices and embedded systems. Another decade-old business in the city, Appareo, designs and manufactures electronic, mechanical and software products for aerospace, defense and transportation applications.

And Tech Mahindra, an Indian company that provides networking technology solutions and business support services, now maintains a presence in Fargo, after opening an IT delivery center in 2012.

Advanced Manufacturing

Bobcat Company, a leader in the engineering, manufacturing, marketing and distribution of construction equipment, has its corporate offices on six acres of land in West Fargo, occupying 55,000 square feet of space.

Also in West Fargo: A Caterpillar Reman manufacturing facility, which produces remanufactured drive train components for large off-highway trucks and other mining equipment and employs more than 500 people. One can also find the Shared Resources office of Titan Machinery, which represents a diversified mix of agricultural, construction and consumer products dealerships located in the upper Midwest.

In Fargo proper: Farm and construction equipment manufacturer and retailer Case New Holland has a plant that produces four-wheel drive agricultural tractors and wheel loaders and employs 700 people. And Amity Technology, an agricultural machinery factory firm, has its R&D and manufacturing headquarters here.

Industry Leaders

The following companies also contribute significantly to the local economy as major employers: Anheuser-Busch, Cargill, Echelon, Eide Bailly, Monsanto, Otter Tail Corporation, RDO Equipment, Sanford Health, Swanson Health Products, USBank, Wells Fargo, Sundog and Vanity.

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Mike Hahn, president and CEO of the Fargo-Moorhead Downtown Community Partnership