Business Planning

Services: Brownfield Grant Application Assistance, Business Succession, Development and Strategic Planning, Economic Development Organizations, Loan Packaging, Loan Providers (Non-traditional)

Contact: Bob Palmquist, Vice President

Address: 202 W Superior St, Duluth, MN 55802, USA

Phone: 218.481.7737




Northspan is a private nonprofit economic development firm offering a full array of professional business and community development services:

  • organizational development
  • strategic planning facilitation
  • funding development with grant and loan application packaging
  • market research and project feasibility assessments
  • project proposal development
  • business financing assistance
  • regional and local revolving loan fund administration
  • technical loan reviews
  • community development project financing
  • downtown and community revitalization assistance
  • housing financial packaging
  • technology systems development
  • business incubator and technology center development

At Northspan, we know project development. We have solid relationships with other professional resources. Be it legal, architectural or engineering, geotechnical, environmental or bond underwriting, we can deliver the professional team for a successful project.

Northspan staffs Northland Connection, a research and analysis team that manages economic development data and a commercial real estate database in support of the region’s business expansion activities. Staff manages the regional economic development portal

Northspan provides loan officer support services for the Minnesota Community Capital Fund, an innovative economic development financing organization.

Northspan provides administration services to the Arrowhead Regional Development Commission’s Revolving Loan Fund.

Northspan manages the Upper Minnesota Film Office, the single point of contact for coordinating filming of movies, documentaries, commercials and related video media productions.

Northspan Group serves the Northland, Arrowhead, Duluth MN Superior WI MSA, Aitkin, Carlton, Cook, Douglas, Itasca, Koochiching, Lake, and St. Louis county areas.

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