Grand Rapids


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A progressive regional center in northeast Minnesota, Grand Rapids combines rustic Northwoods charm with a globally competitive business climate. Solid infrastructure, ample industrial, commercial and residential property, and a supportive economic development network combine to help Grand Rapids meet most any business startup, expansion or relocation needs.

Grand Rapids is located on the banks of the Mississippi River about 80 miles northwest of Duluth and 175 miles north of the Minneapolis/St. Paul metropolitan area. The city is situated at the junction of U.S. Highways 169 and 2 and State Highways 38, 6, 46 and 65. As a recognized regional center, this city of nearly 11,000 residents serves a much larger regional population of about 40,000.

Businesses find a receptive political and tax environment, a complete transportation and freight network, education and training assistance programs, and numerous financial and incentive programs.

The 21.7-acre Itasca Eco-Industrial Park is zoned for industrial development or for use as a business park. The parcel is located on a larger 223-acre site.

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Ownership - Control - Title Commitment

Building Permit - Site Plan Review Process

Community Profile

Zoning Ordinances

Environmental Reviews

Environmental and Historical Review

Geotechnical Soil Tests