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Awards & Recognition

  • #1 City for Finding a Job - U.S. News and World Report
  • #1 Best Performing Small City - Milken Institute
  • #2 Best Small Places for Businesses & Careers - Forbes Magazine
  • #3 Best City for Millennials - Millennial Personal Finance
  • #3 Most Secure Places to Live - Farmers' Insurance
  • #3 Best Place to Raise a Family - Childrens' Health Magazine
  • #5 Best Places to Live in America - Moving.com
  • #6 Overall in the Nation for City Services - WalletHub
  • #7 Best City in the US for Entrepreneurs - Livability.com
  • #8 Most Walkable Neighborhoods in the Midwest (Mid-Size City) - Redfin
  • #9 in the list of America's Fastest Growing Mid-Size City - WalletHub
  • #9 in the list among America's small cities for the most recession-recovered small city - WalletHub
  • Ranked in the top 25 most searched cities within the 100 to 200 thousand population category as one of the most popular places to relocate in the United States - movebuddha.com

Fargo Main Street Award for The Historic Union

2018 Main Street Legendary Heritage Award

This award recognizes communities focused on preserving and protecting the historical assets of their towns. By honoring historical buildings and structures, North Dakota’s communities connect generations of residents and inspire community pride.

The Main Street Awards are a collaborative effort of the Office of Governor Doug Burgum, North Dakota Department of Commerce and North Dakota League of Cities.

For more information about the award, www.mainstreetnd.com/awards.

Most Patriotic City in North Dakota

Most Patriotic City in North Dakota

This award recognizes the community in each state with the highest percentage of current and former military service members according to Insurify data.

In honor of Memorial Day, Insurity data scientists set out to identify the most patriotic community in each state. By analyzing over nine hundred thousand auto insurance applications that indicated the military or veteran status of the applicant(s), they were able to identify the cities whose residents have given the most to the nation.

View more information about the award and the list of recipients at www.insurify.com's Patriotic City Awards webpage.

Fargo is Far More

  • The National Council for Home Safety and Security, an organization of companies and individuals in the home safety and security industry, recently published its ranking of the Best Cities to Raise Kids in the U.S. out of 526 qualifying cities, Fargo made the top 100, ranking 78th, and was the only city in North Dakota included in the list.
  • Fit Small Business has named North Dakota as the Best State to Survive the Next Recession and Fargo as the best city in North Dakota to survive a recession in their newest guide, “Best States to Survive A Recession - Definitive Ranking of All 50 States”. In the article, they state “Fargo is the home of Microsoft and Case New Holland. The city contributed $15.35 billion to the state’s economy in 2015, bolstered by contributions from agriculture and technology. The city also has a high quality, skilled workforce with 34.5 percent of its population holding a college degree, keeping the unemployment rate low at 2.3 percent.”