Founded in 1881, the City of Grafton is located in northeast North Dakota and is home to just over 4,000 people. The area was first settled in the 1870’s by Thomas E Cooper, and had an influx of new residents as it was targeted for expansions of the Northern Pacific Railway and the Great Northern Railway.
The City of Grafton is an incredible place to live and play, but their population has been steadily decreasing over the years, and a lack of workers is slowing down future growth.
City officials were frustrated and discouraged. They are doing everything they can to bring folks their their city, but there is still more to do.
It’s wrong they feel that way. That’s where we came in! The City of Grafton approached Tellwell Story Co. to do a full brand refresh, website, and impact film to reinvigorate their city, bring new folks in, and show how proud the current residents are to live there.