Carlton County in northeastern Minnesota offers abundant opportunities for growth-oriented companies. The region’s wood products industries form a strong, stable base that complements and supports many other manufacturing, service, and retail businesses. The county is a growing part of the Duluth-Superior Metropolitan Statistical Area.
Three key transportation arteries, Interstate 35 and Minnesota Highways 33 and 210, converge in Carlton County. They combine with exceptional railroad infrastructure and close proximity to Great Lakes shipping to create an ideal location from which to manufacture and deliver goods. Carlton County also features quality K-12 and higher education, community healthcare, and many recreational opportunities.
Cloquet is the largest city in Carlton County, with a population of over 12,000. It straddles the St. Louis River and is home to a paper mill that is one of the largest employers in the Northland. It is conveniently located just 15 minutes from downtown Duluth along the I-35 corridor, with easy connections to the Twin Cities via 35 and to the Iron Range via four-lane Minnesota Highway 33. The town also enjoys access to nearby Jay Cooke State Park and the Fond du Lac Reservation.