Cook County is located in the far northeast corner of Minnesota and sits on the edge of Lake Superior, the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, and the Superior National Forest. This breathtaking region, with its towering trees, rocky cliffs, and quaint harbor communities, enjoys strong tourism and forest products industries and a thriving real estate market. Its workforce is one of the best-educated of any rural county in the United States.
Thanks to careful planning, a growing number of light manufacturing and technology-based businesses are choosing to locate in Cook County. The city of Grand Marais features a business development area with 85 acres.