November 10, 2020

What Goes into an Economic Analysis, Anyway?

Certain phrases pop up over and over again in economic analysis: clusters, economic base, maybe shift-share analysis. But what exactly do these mean? Cluster analysis is a way to identify…

Read More
November 10, 2020

Support Northland Connection!

Northland Connection is a collaborative effort to compile regional-level information that would not be possible without partner support. Each year, approximately 15 funding partners join forces to fund Northland Connection.…

Read More
November 10, 2020

By the Numbers: Why the Northland Needs More Housing

A recent inquiry for a Business North article on Duluth’s housing market posed a common question in debates around housing in Duluth: if the city’s population isn’t growing much, why…

Read More
November 10, 2020

Featured Partner: Itasca Economic Development Corporation (IEDC)

The Itasca Economic Development Corporation (IEDC) creates and retains quality jobs in Itasca County through education, research, and connections with businesses. Every day, its staff works to expand its diverse…

Read More
November 10, 2020

Featured Property: Laskin Energy Park

The Laskin Energy Park in Hoyt Lakes and the Town of White is primed for development with 198 developable acres and a 30,000 sq. ft. building available at minimal cost.…

Read More
September 9, 2020

Data in Uncertain Times

It has now been nearly six months since we first started realizing that the coronavirus was something that would have a direct effect on our lives. In that time, it’s…

Read More
September 9, 2020

Northland Connection Rolls Out New Employer, Cost of Living Data

After the property database, one of the most visited features on Northland Connection website is its table of leading employers in the region. This table is more of a challenge…

Read More
September 9, 2020

Featured Partner: APEX

APEX is a private sector-led business development engine established to promote sustainable growth in the APEX region of northeast Minnesota and northwest Wisconsin, including all eight counties covered by Northland…

Read More
September 9, 2020

Featured Site: Cohasset Industrial Park

The Cohasset Industrial Park features 84 acres available across 2 phases of an established industrial park. The site is within IRRR service area, has a history of utility rate discounts…

Read More
September 9, 2020

What were Reading

Brookings: The implications of the rise of remote work on the American Heartland could be significant. Read more. Harvard University Center for International Development: A lack of social mobility, not…

Read More
1 2 3 5