We believe IN

"UNITING DREAMS
AND BUILDING COMMUNITIES."

To empower immigrants by providing essential services and support to help them integrate and thrive in an inclusive 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 MCM Project

Join us in building a vibrant hub for economic and cultural exchange in Moorhead. The Immigrant Development Center has pioneered initiatives supporting immigrant entrepreneurs and community cohesion since 2006. Now, with the Cultural Mall project, we aim to create a dynamic space that bridges cultures, fosters small business growth, and enhances cultural tourism. Your donation will help fund crucial renovations, create local jobs, and empower diverse communities. Together, let's shape a more inclusive and prosperous future for Moorhead. Donate today and be a part of this transformative initiative!

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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.

Business Incubation

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.

Micro-Lending

The Immigrant Development Center provides loans specifically tailored to economically disadvantaged new Americans, enabling them to have a sustainable livelihood and live out their dream in the United States.

Technical Assistance

Discover how our comprehensive workforce assistance programs, including translation and interpretation services in 5+ languages, support immigrants in accessing economic and government services effectively.

Educational Services

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.

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.