Minot City Council Approves MADC’s MAGIC Fund Request

Posted: Apr 12 2017
With a unanimous vote, Minot City Council approved MADC’s MAGIC Fund request of $375,100 to establish Minot as the SkySkopes.pngheadquarters for unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) Bakken operations.  The project with SkySkopes, a leading drone service provider, will generate at least $2,307,856 in capital investments, create 15 new full-time high paying jobs (at minimum), and will lead to additional opportunities for Minot to fill a niche in this growing industry.
 
The State of North Dakota has invested more than $37 million into development, marketing and attracting a UAS ecosystem. In May 2016, MADC partnered with the ND Dept. of Commerce to attend AUVSI, the largest UAS Conference in the U.S. At the conference MADC met SkySkopes, who was recently recognized as one of the top 3 UAS companies to service the oil and gas industry nation-wide. SkySkopes is the first UAS business under MADC’s new MAGIC Sky Initiative, click here to read the full press release.