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Where is the Middle Class Growing?
 
The global middle class is currently experiencing the most rapid expansion the world has ever seen. As middle class populations grow, so does their desire for choices, high quality goods and better service. These areas are where North Dakota companies shine and why middle classes around the world are a target market for many North Dakota companies. A recent report by the Brookings Institution provided an update on this unprecedented growth, with findings as follows.


NDTO Member Profile: Fargo Jet Center

Stepping inside of the Fargo Jet Center will make you want to fly exclusively via private aircraft. A luxurious passenger facility with floor to ceiling wrap-around windows, a fireplace and cozy leather chairs welcomes travelers as they wait, with a freshly baked muffin, for their plane to be refueled. One look into the elegant washrooms will leave you wishing that you never had to connect in Denver again. However, the Fargo Jet Center is more than what they call a fixed-based operator (FBO) in aviation jargon, it also imports and exports airplanes, maintains and upgrades aircraft, has a Charter division to take you wherever you want to go and a flight school to get you flying yourself.
 

China Reverse Trade Mission to be Held in August 2017

The North Dakota Trade Office (NDTO) will be hosting a China-North Dakota reverse trade mission focused on identity-preserved (IP) soybeans on August 28-31, 2017. The trade mission will gather Chinese vetted buyers and North Dakota food grade soybean companies for promotional activities. This reverse trade mission is a follow up to NDTO's 'Better for You Food Ingredients' Conference and Exhibition held each year in China. 


Global Entry Workshop Planned for August 29 & 30 in Fargo

The U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) will hold a Global Entry workshop August 29-30 in Fargo, ND.  Global Entry is a U.S. CBP program that allows expedited clearance for pre-approved, low-risk travelers upon arrival in the United States. Members enter the United States through automatic kiosks at select airports.  The U.S. CBP advises those interested in this program to apply ASAP so they can schedule an appointment once the Enrollment Center is opened in early August. All applicants need to be conditionally approved for Global Entry prior to scheduling an appointment, so please be sure to apply ASAP. 
 
To learn more about Global Entry and to begin the application process, click here

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