Arrowhead Regional Development Commission

Leading. Planning. Connecting.

The Arrowhead Regional Development Commission (ARDC) is a multi-disciplined planning and development organization serving the Northeast Minnesota counties of Aitkin, Carlton, Cook, Itasca, Koochiching, Lake, and St. Louis. Regional Development Commissions (RDCs) were established by Minnesota State Statute in 1969.  The purposes of the RDCs outlined in the Regional Development Act are to assist in multijurisdictional issues, coordinate resources to meet jurisdictional needs and coordinate planning activities within the specific regions.

The mission of ARDC is to serve the people of the Arrowhead Region by providing local units of government and citizens groups a means to work cooperatively in identifying needs, solving problems and fostering local leadership.


ARDC Announces the Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy is Available for Public Review and Comment


The draft Northeast Minnesota Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy 2017-2022 is available for public review and comment through Thursday, January 19, 2017. Arrowhead Regional Development Commission (ARDC) is designated by the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) as the planning organization for … Continue reading


ARDC Seeks New Members


ARDC is seeking citizens to fill at-large positions on the Commission. To learn more, download the PDF here.

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