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The Immigrant Development Center empowers immigrants and refugees in the Fargo-Moorhead Area to build economic self-sufficiency through entrepreneurship, financial literacy, and access to capital. We believe that with the right tools and support, new Americans can realize their dreams and uplift our entire community

Everyone deserves the opportunity to pursue their dreams.

At the Immigrant Development Center we make it our goal to enable immigrants and other new Americans to become self-sufficient and contribute positively to the community.
We strive to help our clients achieve economic independence through multiple programs and development opportunities.

Support us!

Immigrant Development Center is raising funds to launch our new program "Equity Empowerment Initiative" which aims to level the playing field and to foster economic self-sufficiency for immigrants and minorities through equitable lending practices and tailored financial solutions to apply towards business financing, home financing, and job upskilling.


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Why Choose us?

When you choose to support and work with the Immigrant Development Center (IDC), you are taking advantage of their more than 20 years of knowledge and experience. IDC helps Immigrants in many ways, including business growth, financial stability, learning the language, and integrating into the culture. The organization’s constant commitment to being open to everyone makes it a place where people really feel like they belong, and its operations are based on honesty and openness. By joining IDC, you make a direct contribution to the growth and success of our community. IDC has helped many families start their own businesses and become financially stable. Ultimately, supporting IDC means investing in the empowerment of immigrants and refugees and the creation of a more welcoming and thriving community for everyone.

Our Services

We offer a range of programs and services designed to meet the unique needs of immigrant and refugee entrepreneurs and families in the Fargo-Moorhead Area.

International Market Plaza

This small business incubator located on Main Avenue in Fargo provides retail space for over 40 immigrant-owned startups annually. Tenants receive affordable rent and support to test their business models.

Entrepreneurial Training Workshop

Our cornerstone program is the 12-week intensive Entrepreneurship Training Workshop series. These classes provide a step-by-step guide to starting or expanding a small business.

Financial Literacy Education

Building personal finance skills is key to economic security. We offer workshops, coaching, and resources on topics like budgeting, taxes, credit, banking, and more to help individuals and families manage their money wisely.

Translation & Interpretation

Many immigrants struggle with language barriers. We provide translation and interpretation services in 5+ languages to help clients access economic and government services

Our Esteemed Partners

Partnerships are vital to expanding our impact and better serving immigrant and refugee entrepreneurs in the Fargo-Moorhead Area. The IDC is grateful for the many funders, lenders, nonprofits, government agencies, and other partners who help make our work possible.