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 17,100 business establishments providing 222,600 jobs through 2018. Average annual wages were $40,814 in the region. 
  • The industries that employ the most people in the Northwest Region are Healthcare (32,300), Manufacturing (29,200) and Retail Trade (28,200).
  • Jobs in the Northwest Region are projected to grow 4.2 percent from 2016 to 2026, a gain of 10,961 new jobs. In addition, the region is also expected to need 130,759 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: production; personal care and service; construction; healthcare support; health care practitioners; and installation, maintenance and repair occupations.

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