Northland Connection provides access to a broad array of tools that provide economic and demographic data from the region:

Workforce IQ: Workforce IQ, our data visualization tool, showcases comprehensive workforce data from across the region, including extensive reports for each county and city.

CompareMinnesota: Compare the state of Minnesota with the other 49 states within categories such as gross domestic product, general sales tax rates, and population estimates. There are 49 data sets from which to choose.

Minnesota Compass – Northeast Region: Minnesota Compass is a social indicators project which measures progress in the state, seven regions, 87 counties, and larger cities including Duluth. It also shows data for several unique geographies in the Northland, including Duluth Neighborhoods and the Department of Iron Range Resources & Rehabilitation service area.

Cluster Mapping – Duluth MN-Superior WI MSA: This is a regional dashboard providing data on the economic performance, cluster composition, and sub-regional composition of the Duluth-Superior MSA.

Bureau of Economic Activity: The U.S. Department of Commerce researches and provides data and statistics that are easy to print, save, or export. The BEA updates GDP and Personal Income data for this region.

Bureau of Labor Statistics: The U.S. Department of Labor is responsible for measuring labor market activity, working conditions, and price changes in the economy. It retains past data for comparisons over time.

Data.Census.Gov: The U.S. Census Bureau’s data warehouse for information from the Census and American Community Survey, plus additional resources such as the American Housing Survey, economic surveys, and censuses of governments.

For assistance in obtaining additional data, contact Karl Schuettler at 218.481.7737 or