The Department of Iron Range Resources & Rehabilitation is a state of Minnesota economic development agency that reinvests local taconite production taxes back into northeastern Minnesota businesses and communities in order to strengthen and diversify the economy. The agency provides vital funding, including low or no interest loans, and loan guaranties to businesses relocating or expanding in the region. A variety of grants are available to local and tribal governments, educational institutions and nonprofits that promote livable communities and workforce development.
The agency has supported Northspan’s Northland Connection program since its inception. The two organizations have collaborated on initiatives to attract new businesses as well as help existing businesses expand. Highlights through the years include:
- Supporting Iron Range Resources & Rehabilitation’s efforts to move regional sites toward shovel readiness.
- Providing Iron Range Resources & Rehabilitation’s staff with data and properties to help build business cases for expansion and relocation prospects.
- Working to ensure greater accuracy in website data from Iron Range communities and realtors.
Northland Connection thanks Iron Range Resources & Rehabilitation for its support and looks forward to continuing to expand our partnership as we work together to grow the economy of northeastern Minnesota.
Learn more on northlandconnection.com