Northland Connection

The Northspan Group, Inc. • 221 West First Street • Duluth, MN 55802
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The area we call The Northland is comprised of seven counties in northeastern Minnesota and Douglas County, Wisconsin along the western tip of Lake Superior. Our population is estimated at 365,951 people, with skilled workers who have demonstrated high productivity and low turnover.

Our location is centrally-located in North America with direct and competitive access to global, U.S., and Canadian markets. We have an inland seaport, four Class I rail hubs, two international airports, and access to the national interstate system.

Our education and industry resources are exceptional, and our economy is stable with fewer unemployed people per capita than the national average.

Our utility providers are expert in accommodating large consumers of power, natural gas, steam, and water. And we're connected to global and national networks with fiber optics and wireless services, redundancy, and an expanding rural broadband support network.

Our two integrated health care systems deliver a continuum of convenient, highly personalized care, from family medicine to specialty services.

And with ample water, clean air, timber, and deposits of ferrous and non-ferrous minerals, our abundant natural resources are second to none.

There are not enough adjectives to describe our quality of life, so we've settled on fabulous!

Explore what we have to offer new and expanding businesses through our website,, your home for economic development information for The Northland.