Welcome to Traill County!

Traill County, North Dakota, located between two of North Dakota’s largest cities, Fargo and Grand Forks, gives your business the strategic advantage of being within minutes of more than 250,000 people. Situated halfway between Minneapolis, Minnesota, and Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, Traill County has the infrastructure, workforce, and amenities to make your business grow and succeed in a competitive world.

Traill County Economic Development Commission (TCEDC) is Traill County’s leading economic development agency. TCEDC is focused on business and community development through promotion, encouragement, and assistance. Together, with Traill County’s community economic development organizations, TCEDC helps businesses with financing, employee recruitment, and land and building acquisition.

What's new in Traill County?

TCEDC Seeks Proposals for Housing Demand Analysis
Traill County Economic Development Commission is seeking proposals for a housing demand analysis. Find more information regarding the project and timeline click here

TCEDC June Meeting
Our June, 2014 meeting will be held Thursday, June 12th at 7 p.m. at the Hatton Eielson Museum (405 Eielson St.) in Hatton, North Dakota. Please join us! Please note the location change.

TCEDC director on KFGO News & Views Radio Show
On Friday, June 6th, TCEDC Executive Director Melissa Beach participated in the KFGO morning Radio Show News & Views. Beach was interviewed by guest host Dan Wosland. The segment was specific to the Rural Leadership North Dakota program. For more information on Rural Leadership North Dakota, visit

TCEDC Hires Full-Time Project Coordinator

Jessica_Spaeth3.jpgTraill County Economic Development Commission is pleased to announce that Jessica Spaeth has recently joined the organization as Project Coordinator. As Project Coordinator, Spaeth’s responsibilities include management of community-specific projects, developing and maintaining a business retention program and working with Executive Director Melissa Beach on specialty projects. Additionally, Spaeth is responsible for office coordination and website maintenance.

Spaeth comes to Traill County Economic Development with experience in banking, bookkeeping, customer service, website maintenance and agricultural reporting. Most recently, Spaeth was a bookkeeper at Halstad Elevator Company in Halstad.

Jessica and her husband, Lucas, live in Halstad with their three children.

About Traill County Economic Development

Traill County Economic Development’s mission is to promote, encourage and assist business and community development. You can find more information about the organization at

TCEDC Releases 2013 Annual Report
Traill County EDC has released its 2013 Annual Report. After presenting the report to the TCEDC board of directors at the January meeting, director Melissa Beach has prepared the report for publication. Click here to download the full report.