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The Chamber to move forward with a new building; Fargo City Commission agrees to lease land
Moorhead, Minn. (June 21, 2022) – The Fargo Moorhead West Fargo Chamber has been in operation as a merged organization since 1998 and has been located in Moorhead, MN, in the Hjemkomst Center, since that time. Through the years, The Chamber has played a critical role in the growth and prosperity of this region. With over 1,980 members, The Chamber continues to grow and is a catalyst for growth and prosperity for businesses, individuals and the entire region.
In the summer of 2021, The Chamber underwent a significant exploration process for potential expansion at the current site in Moorhead and released a formal RFP to the community and membership to identify new opportunities for The Chamber’s space.
Of the 21 responses to the RFP, the proposal to co-locate on the same property as the FM Convention and Visitors Bureau best reflected the creative nature of the project and alignment with The Chamber's priorities. In early 2022, The Chamber brought this proposal to the Fargo City Commission, as The City owns the parcel. On Tuesday, May 31, The Fargo City Commission voted to lease this land to The Chamber at $1,000 per month for 20 years, with an option for three 10-year extensions.
The Chamber will now be reaching out to its membership to seek proposals for the building project and partners to co-locate. The intent is to break ground this year and build the 10,000 to 14,000 square foot facility in a roughly 12-month period.
“This is a very exciting and crucial time for The Chamber as we continue to grow and enhance our impact in FMWF. Our organization has had a strong, positive relationship with the City of Moorhead, including through our presence at the Hjemkomst Center,” remarked President and CEO Shannon Full. “We appreciate the support we have received throughout this process, as we have explored every opportunity to expand at our current site. In June we submitted a formal RFP to our community, in an effort to have as many ideas and opportunities on the table as possible. Regardless of our physical location, we are here for our entire community and region. This is going to be a critical time for The Chamber, and we will need the support of our members to help us successfully complete this project.”
The Chamber will be seeking expertise, labor, materials and in-kind services and materials for this major project. Please submit your information to this form if you have any questions regarding the project, involvement, in-kind work or materials, or interest in co-locating. Formal RFPs are forthcoming.
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