Featured projects throughout Northeast Minnesota

ARDC is working throughout Northeast Minnesota to assist community development efforts in Aitkin, Carlton, Cook, Itasca, Koochiching, Lake, and St. Louis counties. Whether it be a project to engage one or many jurisdictions, ARDC specializes in helping communities refine shared ideas, define direction for development, and produce official plans to help leverage external funding sources. Check out some of our ongoing projects below.

Upcoming meetings

  • 19 Oct 2017

    Commission Meeting

    The Commission meets quarterly throughout Northeast Minnesota to guide the work of ARDC.
  • 16 Nov 2017

    Board Meeting

    The Board meets monthly to handle the business affairs of ARDC.
  • 21 Dec 2017

    Board Meeting

    The Board meets monthly to handle the business affairs of ARDC.

Spotlight project:
City of Proctor Comprehensive Plan

Following a visit by the Minnesota Design Team in 2015, the City of Proctor worked with ARDC to update its comprehensive plan. With a grant secured from Minnesota’s Lake Superior Coastal Program and additional funding leveraged from a health-in-comprehensive-plans pilot project from Blue Cross and Blue Shield Center for Prevention, the City hired ARDC to facilitate the nine-month process and produce a plan to identify and guide the City’s future decisions.

More about our work

Latest news

ARDC works to assist citizens and communities in the Arrowhead Region. Check out our most recent news here, and come back often to stay up to date on the latest from ARDC.

LET'S WORK TOGETHER TO BETTER NORTHEAST MINNESOTA, THE PLACE WE CALL HOME.