Exploring the diversity of the Red River Valley one photo and story at a time.

Exploring the diversity of our community.

Fargo-Moorhead’s dynamic energy is fueled, in part, by people from other countries who now call the Red River Valley home. The area’s foreign-born population grew by 50 percent in the five years between 2009 and 2014. These newcomers arrive with the same hopes and dreams as immigrants from previous generations. And, many bring work skills and innovate ideas that are energizing the area’s flourishing economy. In 2014, Foreign-born residents added over a half billion dollars to the area’s economic output, according to the U.S. Department of Commerce.

The largest group of newcomers hails from Asia, according to recent census data. The next largest group is from Africa, followed by Europe, Latin America and Canada. Our foreign-born neighbors are students, workers, parents and professionals. They are young and old, newly arrived and long-time residents. They speak many languages and practice all the world’s religions.

The World in Fargo-Moorhead was initiated by photographers who want to explore diversity in our area one person and one story at a time. The World in Fargo-Moorhead is a collective and collaborative endeavor. If you were born outside the United States, consider sharing your story. Or, will you help others share their stories? Anyone interested in joining this documentary effort is encouraged to contact us at [email protected]ly.org

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The World in Fargo-Moorhead: An Introduction.

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