Emerado & Grand Forks Air Force Base

Emerado: The Hottest Up-and-Coming Area in Grand Forks!

The Grand Forks Air Force Base and the surrounding community of Emerado are located 20 miles west of Grand Forks... and they’re about to become the area’s hottest new locale for industry and jobs due to the construction and development of Grand Sky, the first-ever UAS (Unmanned Aircraft Systems) Business and Aviation Park in the United States. Take a look at this small, friendly, and bursting-with-potential community to determine if it just might be the right fit for you.

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Live, Work & Play in Emerado


One thing you’ll really love about Emerado? How affordable it is! In fact, the median value of a single-family home in this little city is just $86,000—which means your dollar will go a whole lot further than in neighboring Grand Forks, where median values sit at $186,500. And the development of Grand Sky is likely to bring a lot of new construction, too!


Grand Sky has partnered with the North Dakota Department of Commerce (NDDOC) to offer assistance, support, and resources to new and developing businesses looking to expand into Grand Sky. This includes aviation research and development companies, as well as corporate companies and small up-and-coming businesses.


Emerado might be a small town… but it’s right on the edge of big possibility! In fact, there are several parks close by—including Larimore Dam Recreation Area, Turtle River State Park, and Kelly Slough National Wildlife Refuge. And of course, all the city fun and entertainment of Grand Forks is just a short trip away.

Emerado at a Glance

Getting Around

Major Roads: US-2, Hwy B3
Airport: GFK Grand Forks International Airport
Distance to Grand Forks: 18 miles, about 20 minutes
Distance to Fargo: 90 miles, about 1.5 hours
Distance to Minneapolis: 330 miles, about 4.5 hours


Population: 359
County: Grand Forks
Zip Codes: 58228
Median Home Value: $85,500
Median Rent: $625

Emerado Attractions

What You'll Really Love in Emerado

Take a closer look about the opporunities you'll find in this small town of big possibilities.

The Development of Grand Sky

Unmanned Aircraft Systems, studies, and technology are an up-and-coming industry in the US. With the acclaimed aviation program of the University of North Dakota in nearby Grand Forks, as well as the Grand Forks Air Base and hundreds of miles of surrounding undeveloped land, the area of Emerado is a perfect locale for the development of Grand Sky, which will be devoted to the study and development of unmanned aircraft technology.

This business park, though still in primary states of development, is expected to bring a huge amount of industry, high-tech jobs, and new business to Emerado and its surrounding areas, making it a blossoming hotspot for up-and-coming businesses, new jobseekers, and those looking to advance a technological career.

Grand Forks Air Force Base

Located just west of the Grand Forks Air Force Base, those working or living in the surrounding area, including military stationed at the base, have access to resources of the base. With a population of just over 2000, the Base offers conveniences such as on-site child care and child development programs, as well as an elementary/middle school and a medical center offering 24-hour ambulance service.

Amazing Outdoor Recreation

Get outside and explore! Head to Turtle River State Park to enjoy year-round recreational activities like hiking, mountain biking, camping, picnicking, fishing, cross-country skiing, sledding, and more. At Larimore Dam, you can enjoy a swimming beach, paddle boating, fishing, hiking, camping, and even some sports, like volleyball, horseshoes, and softball. And at Kelly’s Slough National Wildlife Refuge, you can explore nature trails or admire the views from the observation deck.

Grand Forks Public School District

The Grand Forks Air Base School and Grand Forks Public Schools work together to serve 7,200 students over twelve elementary schools, four middles schools, two high schools, and one elementary-middle school on the Base. There are also Youth Programs offered through the base, including sports, leisure, education, and social programs.

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