Economic Development

Services: Economic Development Organizations, Site Location Assistance

Contact: Brad Brzezinski, NE MN Regional Coordinator

Address: 402 W 1st St , Duluth, MN 55802

Phone: 218.302.8408



The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development is the state's principal economic development agency, with programs promoting business recruitment, expansion and retention, workforce development, international trade, community development and tourism.

The department employs all available state government resources to upgrade the skills of Minnesota's workforce, foster economic independence and self-sufficiency, increase nonresident and resident tourism revenue, and facilitate an economic environment that produces net new job growth in excess of the national average.

The state also has a number of business financing programs that assist businesses looking to acquire fixed assets, train its employees, invest in infrastructure improvements to facilitate an expansion and many more activities aimed at retaining and adding new jobs.

Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development serves the Northland, Arrowhead, Duluth MN Superior WI MSA, Aitkin, Carlton, Cook, Itasca, Koochiching, Lake, and St. Louis county areas.