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Published April 04, 2013, 08:47 PM

Education leaders: universities important to local economies

The head of North Dakota Universities was in Grand Forks tonight to stress the importance of higher education on the local economy. Dr. Hamid Shirvani says universities are the engines of the economy.

The head of North Dakota Universities was in Grand Forks tonight to stress the importance of higher education on the local economy. Dr. Hamid Shirvani says universities are the engines of the economy.

He says colleges provide the local economy with added work force, cultural events and research opportunities. The president of the Economic Development Corporation says focusing on higher education is always a top priority for the group.

Moving forward, the EDC and UND plan to increase focus on Unmanned Aircraft Systems.

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