Counties: Becker, Beltrami, Cass, Clay, Clearwater, Crow Wing, Douglas, Grant, Hubbard, Kittson, Lake of the Woods, Mahnomen, Marshall, Morrison, Norman, Otter Tail, Pennington, Polk, Pope, Red Lake, Roseau, Stevens, Todd, Traverse, Wadena, Wilkin
- Northwest Minnesota is home to 18,100 business establishments providing 221,650 jobs through 2022. Average annual wages were $49,379 in the region.
- The industries that employ the most people in the Northwest Region are Health Care & Social Assistance (38,250 jobs), Manufacturing (29,835) and Retail Trade (27,900).
- Jobs in the Northwest Region are projected to grow 5.1% from 2020 to 2030, a gain of 12,700 new jobs. In addition, the region is also expected to need 115,900 replacement openings to fill jobs left vacant by retirements and other career changers.
- The fastest growing occupations in the Northwest Region will be in the following fields: healthcare support, food prep & serving, personal care & service, community & social service, and arts, entertainment & media occupations.