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Northland Connection | The Northspan Group
Northland Connection is the premier source for current, relevant economic development data and analysis to recruit, expand, and retain businesses in Northeast Minnesota and Douglas County, Wisconsin.

This program is funded by a consortium of regional economic development partners, all of whom count on Northland Connection staff to support their business recruitment and retention efforts with quality data and timely professional services. Staff also assists business prospects and site selectors directly, helping them target regional properties that meet their project needs, providing comparative analysis of the regionís strategic advantages, and connecting them to a robust network of economic development resources.

The centerpiece of Northland Connection is NorthlandConnection.com, a regional economic development portal. It includes an interactive real estate database of commercial and industrial properties, a catalgoue of business development resources, and ESRI demographic data for all communities or customized areas in the region. The site also includes statistics and insight into workforce, industries, infrastructure, resources, and quality of life across the region.

Awards
  • Site Selectors Guild, a network of the world's top site location consultants, awarded Northspan its Special Jurisdiction Economic Development Award for Chris Maddy's leadership and performance on a confidential national business expansion project in 2012.
For more information about Northland Connection services, please contact Karl Schuettler at 218.529.7564 or via email.
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