Counties: Aitkin, Carlton, Cook, Itasca, Koochiching, Lake, St. Louis

  • Northeast Minnesota is home to 9,150 business establishments providing 136,600 jobs through 2022. Average annual wages were $54,695 in the region. 
  • The industries that employ the most people in the Northeast Region are Health Care & Social Assistance (32,250 jobs), Retail Trade (16,700) and Accommodation and Food Services (14,150).
  • Jobs in the Northeast planning area are projected to grow 5.5% from 2020 to 2030, a gain of 8,115 new jobs. In addition, the region is also expected to need 67,150 replacement openings to fill jobs left vacant by retirements and other career changers. 
  • The fastest growing occupations in the Northeast Region will be in the following fields: food prep & serving, healthcare support, personal care & service, computer & mathematical, and building & grounds cleaning & maintenance occupations.

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Workforce Strategy

Shayla Drake

Disability Employment

Bruce Bock

Regional Labor Market Analysis

Carson Gorecki

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Marla Beaty

Business Development

Bradley Brzezinski

Veterans Employment

Tim Trumbull