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 to Facilitate Two Harbors Comprehensive Trails Plan Public Visioning Session on February 16, 2017


NEWS RELEASE February 10, 2017 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Justin Otsea (218) 529-7529 Two Harbors Comprehensive Trails Plan Opens Public Visioning Session February 16, 2017 (Two Harbors, MN) – The City of Two Harbors will be hosting a public … Continue reading


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

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