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Northspan Group Inc.

202 W. Superior St. Suite 700 • Duluth, MN 55802
United States
(P) 218-481-7737  (P) 218-481-7737  

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Elissa Hansen, President & CEO
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Partners, Consultants, Succession, Cash Flow, P&I or Balance Sheet Preparation, Strategic Planning, Community Development, Financial Planning, Facilitation, Other

Company Description:

The Northspan Group delivers high quality, professional business development and community development consulting.

Northspan specializes in creative thinking, enterprising strategies, and effective approaches to help businesses, communities, regions, and organizations achieve their development goals and prosper in a global economy.

Our fee-based consulting services include organizational development, strategic planning facilitation, financial packaging, grant writing, loan application preparation, business valuation, succession planning, market research, feasibility studies, proposal development, business financing assistance, loan fund administration, downtown revitalization assistance, technology center and business incubator development, and much more.

The professional staff at Northspan works cooperatively with economic development and community development partners throughout the region to leverage resources for measurable, sustainable results. As a private, nonprofit consulting firm, we work quietly and confidentially to move projects forward on time and on budget.


  • Succession
  • Cash Flow
  • P & L or Balance Sheet Preparation
  • Strategic Planning
  • Community Development
  • Facilitation
  • Financial Packaging
  • Grant writing
  • Loan application preparation
  • Business valuation
  • Market research
  • Feasibility studies
  • Proposal development
  • Business financing assistance
  • Loan fund administration
  • Technical loan review
  • Organizational development

"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