FARGO - The Arts Partnership, in conjunction with Microsoft and Flint Group, will host a three-part series that will focus on recruiting and maintaining a skilled workforce in the Fargo-Moorhead community.

The series will stress the importance of the arts in drawing potential employees and businesses to the area, Dayna Del Val, president and CEO of The Arts Partnership, said in a news release.

The speakers come from communities similar to Fargo-Moorhead and will discuss how their areas saw economic growth due to the arts.

The programs will be held 7:30 to 9 a.m. at the Hjemkomst Center, 202 1st Ave. N., Moorhead. Tickets are $25 and available on the Eventbrite website at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-2019-arts-partnership-business-breakfast-series-tickets-55374615967

Speakers include:

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  • March 19 - David Brown, president and CEO of the Greater Omaha Chamber of Commerce.
  • April 16 - Kyle Carter, executive director of Downtown Davenport (Iowa) Partnership in the Quad Cities on the border of Iowa and Illinois.
  • May 21 - Jeff Nicholson, CEO of Plazacorp, a real estate development company focused on restoration and revitalization of properties in Kalamazoo, Mich.

The programs will be moderated by Sandi Piatz, director and site leader of Microsoft’s Fargo campus.

The series concludes with the State of the Arts presentation 7:30 to 9 a.m. Tuesday, June 11, at North Dakota State University’s Barry Hall, 811 2nd Ave. N., Fargo.