“Living in the Northland” is why we’re all here. We have short commutes, affordable homes, and thriving local businesses. We invest in our communities, with strong support for our schools and safe streets, with endless opportunity for adventures and activities for families. We have strong towns that have weathered past economic downturns and emerged as vibrant, creative hubs for future growth.

We’re kept here by the sheer beauty of the land around us. We enjoy sunrises over Lake Superior. The rural landscape around a water-filled old taconite mine. A crackling fire in a cabin as the snow falls outside. Ships sailing into our harbors. Our natural assets are boundless.

Our outdoor amenities provide a year-round playground. Hike the breathtaking ridges along Lake Superior, or paddle your way to solitude in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. Drop your line in and fish, whether from a sun-drenched boat or a cozy icehouse. Strap on your skis or snowboard, or lace up your skates. Stop for a picnic and look for agates on the shore. The lake, whichever one you choose, is woven into the fabric of the Northland.

Whether you’re looking for a relaxing escape or an invigorating adventure, this region has it all. Explore the details in the links on this page to learn what makes Northland residents so loyal to their home.

Quality of Place

The Northland is an attractive place to build or grow a business. It’s strategically located in the center of North America, with access to Great Circle air routes between Europe and the western United States. With a world-class port in Duluth and Superior, the region has access to U.S., Canadian, and global markets.

A diverse industry mix provides a stable economy. The Northland’s quality educational system and low turnover contribute to a proficient, reliable workforce. It’s those productive workers who help our growing companies achieve profitability.

The Northland produces world-class large equipment. Its healthcare is vibrant and features the latest procedures and technologies. Broadband crisscrosses the landscape. Natural resources are abundant, but also managed in an environmentally friendly way.

What gives this area the level of quality is its people. We are hard-working and loyal. We lead active lives and play outdoors in all seasons. We like to kayak, mountain bike, climb, and ski. We have a thriving arts community equivalent to that of much larger regions. The Northland means adventure. It means opportunity. It means a quality of place that is second to none.

Northland Connection is on hand to provide you with any data you need on our region, from crime to climate, and can provide you with connections to our network of community partners who know the details on the ground. Reach out to us with questions today.