Return to Home Page
Economic Development

INFORMATION AND RESOURCES—Northspan supports regional partners by providing high quality economic development data and analysis to recruit, expand, and retain businesses. Much of this is accomplished through Northland Connection, a program of The Northspan Group. Staff manages and maintains, a comprehensive regional economic development portal that covers Northeast Minnesota and Douglas County, Wisconsin. We also administer several loan funds that help our region attract growth-oriented companies.

  • Targeted business and industry research and analysis

  • Identification and evaluation of potential business prospects

  • Market analysis and metropolitan service area (MSA) comparisons

  • Trend reports on key markets

  • Online database of commercial and industrial real estate

  • Site selection assistance

  • Business financing through Arrowhead Regional Development Commission Revolving Loan Fund and other sources

  • Web-based marketing of regional assets

—Northspan is uniquely qualified to facilitate major economic adjustment and growth management initiatives that leverage leadership, solve problems, take advantage of economic development opportunities, and are strategically focused.

  • Comprehensive, coordinated response

  • Crisis management

  • Internal and external communications

  • Local and regional strategic planning

  • Asset management

  • Funding development and leveraging of resources

  • Fiscal agent expertise

Northland Connection
Your economic development portal for Northeast Minnesota and Douglas County, Wisconsin.

"Northspan has been the thread and needle sewing the economic development quilt out of a patchwork of partnering organizations, shaping and leveraging the strengths of each partner into successful initiatives such as Northland Connection."

Nancy Norr
Regional Development
Minnesota Power

Nancy Norr