Immigrants and new Americans contribute immensely to the fabric of our communities, bringing with them diverse cultures, talents, and aspirations. Yet, many face formidable barriers such as poverty and uncertainty, hindering their ability to pursue their dreams and build prosperous futures. The Immigrant Development Center recognizes the resilience and potential within these communities. That’s why we have established vibrant opportunity hubs as a stepping stone for immigrant entrepreneurs to thrive. This initiative not only fosters economic empowerment but also celebrates cultural diversity through a rich tapestry of businesses and experiences.

By providing a supportive environment and access to resources, we empower immigrant entrepreneurs to realize their aspirations, contribute to local economies, and build brighter futures for themselves and their families. Join us in creating pathways to success and integration within our communities. Together, we can build a more inclusive and prosperous future.

International Market Plaza

Welcome to the International Market Plaza (IMP), a bustling cultural and retail hub centrally located in the Fargo-Moorhead region. Initiated by the Immigrant Development Center, the IMP serves as a thriving showcase of diversity and entrepreneurship. With over 40 immigrant-owned businesses, including vibrant ethnic restaurants, charming gift shops, and specialized beauty stores, the plaza offers a rich tapestry of products, services, and cuisines from around the world.

More than just a marketplace, the IMP is a testament to the resilient entrepreneurial spirit of our immigrant community. It provides a launchpad for new businesses and a platform for cultural exchange, where visitors can immerse themselves in global flavors, discover unique crafts, and learn about diverse traditions. By supporting these local entrepreneurs, visitors not only enrich their shopping experience but also contribute to the economic vitality and cultural vibrancy of our community. Whether you’re exploring for gifts, seeking new culinary experiences, or simply embracing different cultures, the International Market Plaza welcomes you to experience the richness and diversity that defines our region.

What We Offer:

-Ethnic Restaurants: Indulge in authentic global flavors from a variety of culinary traditions.

-Gift Shops: Explore a treasure trove of unique items and handicrafts from around the world.

-Beauty Stores: Experience beauty products and services reflecting diverse cultural practices.

The IMP is more than just a marketplace; it’s a catalyst for economic empowerment and cultural exchange. By supporting the IMP, you contribute directly to the success and integration of immigrant entrepreneurs into the local economy.

Moorhead Cultural Mall (Coming Soon!)

We are thrilled to announce our upcoming project, the Moorhead Cultural Mall. This ambitious venture will replicate the success of the International Market Plaza on a larger scale, offering an even broader array of businesses, cultural experiences, and community engagement opportunities. Stay updated on our progress and learn more about how you can get involved by visiting the Moorhead Cultural Mall page. Stay Tuned for Our Next Exciting Project

Contact the IDC Office to learn more about these Opportunities!