Grand Sky UAV Business Park in Grand Forks, North Dakota

The Grand Sky UAV Business Park outside Grand Forks, North Dakota (adjacent to the  Grand Forks AFB) is a 217 acre complex that is positioned to be one of the larger UAV hubs in the United States.  It is planned to have 1 million square feet of hangers, classrooms, warehouses, shops, and other support buildings.

The manager of the complex plans to push the FAA with flights to force a timeframe of approval of commercial flights, as of now it is slated for September 2015, but may not hold to that schedule.  Growth could be large, current estimates have a $91 Billion industry by 2020.  The article mentions that UAVs are “the new internet”, it may  not go that far but as I have written on just some markets and applications it can be a profitable business model.

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About Chuck Schoeneberger

Former forecaster at Meridian Environmental Technologies Inc (now a Interis Company), with a background in GIS and LiDAR, with other stints at GeoSpatial Services of Winona, MN and Aerometric (Now Quantum Spatial) of Sheboygan, WI. He is a weather technologist for public storm safety from a local to international level. LinkedIn Profile: http://www.linkedin.com/profile/view?id=25048141&trk=tab_pro His views are his own and not of his employer.
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