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North Dakota leaders talk UAS and more at Packet Digital

FARGO, N.D. (June 3, 2024) — Packet Digital was the location for a thought-provoking discussion with North Dakota gubernatorial candidates Kelly Armstrong and Tammy Miller on May 30. The North Dakota Unmanned Autonomous Systems Council organized this unique UAS-focused event and selected our manufacturing facility in north Fargo as the location.

The day began with a discussion and question-and-answer session with Kelly Armstrong. Armstrong highlighted the vibrant business community within the state that can help the blossoming UAS industry continue to flourish. Concluding the day’s events was a discussion with Tammy Miller. North Dakota’s current lieutenant governor highlighted the gains the current administration has made in helping the industry boom in the state while also providing insight into continuing this progress.

Tammy Miller
Kelly Armstrong

“Bringing the voices of state leadership together with those in the UAS industry is crucial to sustain the growth we are witnessing in the industry today,” said Terri Zimmerman, Packet Digital CEO and ND UAS Council board member. “While it’s always great to hold conversations amongst public officials and business leaders, it’s equally important to inform the general public on industry trends and provide answers to their questions. We’re witnessing rapid growth in the UAS industry around the country, and it’s important to highlight how North Dakota is leading the class in research, development and sustainability.”

The meet-and-greet-style event was just the latest of activities Packet Digital has been part of. In the first half of 2024, the company has brought in leaders from around the country for tours of its manufacturing facility, hosted celebratory events such as International Women’s Day, and has attended numerous tradeshows and conferences.