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The Northspan Group delivers high quality, professional business development and community development consulting services to clients in the Upper Midwest.
Northspan specializes in creative thinking, enterprising strategies, and effective approaches to help businesses, communities, regions, and organizations achieve their development goals and prosper in a global economy.

Our fee-based consulting services include strategic planning facilitation, financial packaging, grant writing, loan application preparation, business valuation and succession planning, market research, feasibility studies, proposal development, business financing assistance, loan fund administration, technical loan review, organizational development, and much more.

The professional staff at Northspan works cooperatively with economic development and community development partners throughout the region to leverage resources for measurable, sustainable results. As a private, nonprofit consulting firm, we work quietly and confidentially to move projects forward on time and on budget.

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Northland Connection
Your economic development portal for Northeast Minnesota and Douglas County, Wisconsin.
Your Talent Community
Upper Minnesota Film Office
Your contact for video and film production in northern Minnesota.

"Northspan has been able to bring together the private and public sector and share a lot of experiences that have worked in our region, the state, and across the country."

Bill Maki
Regional President
Northeast Higher Education District

Bill Maki