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Aitkin County Economic Development Department

217 2nd St NW #131 • Aitkin, MN 56431
United States
(P) 218-927-7305  

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Ross Wagner, Economic Development Coordinator

Company Description:

Aitkin County (pop. 15,301) is strategically located between the northern Minnesota
urban centers of Brainerd, Grand Rapids and Duluth. Its largest industries are tourism, forest products and agriculture, but there is a growing base of metal fabrication and other manufacturing. The county has excellent public schools, well-developed transportation systems, and modern community health care facilities. Long famous for its recreational assets, it boasts an abundance of trails and lakes, including Mille Lacs, one of Minnesota's most popular and prolific fishing destinations. The Mississippi River runs through the county seat. 

The Aitkin County Economic Development Department's goal is to address economic/industrial development of businesses within Aitkin County.

"2016 Top State for Business"


"Minnesota lands back in top 10 of tech-business rankings"

Star Tribune

"#1 State for Quality of Life"


"Fastest-Growing State for Technology Jobs"

Dice, 2015

"Among the Top 10 Most Innovative States"


"Among the Top 15 Best States for Doing Business"


"#3 in Overall Healthcare"

U.S. News & World Report