Planning Division


Arrowhead Geospatial Collaborative

The Arrowhead Regional Development Commission (ARDC) facilitates a group of agency GIS/IT professionals in Northeast Minnesota to improve the quality of public land data and fostering data sharing among government agencies in Minnesota’s Arrowhead.

Cook County Transportation Plan

In 2018, the Arrowhead Regional Development Commission (ARDC) started work to develop a transportation plan for Cook County. This project is led by a local steering committee.

Gitchi-Gami State Trail Assistance

The Arrowhead Regional Development Commission (ARDC) provides staff assistance to the Gitchi-Gami Trail Association, which works toward development of the Gitchi-Gami State Trail.


Regional Transportation Planning Assistance

The Arrowhead Regional Development Commission (ARDC) works with the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) to facilitate and assist with regional planning efforts in Northeast Minnesota. This includes assistance to the Northeast Minnesota Area Transportation Partnership (NEMNATP).

Statewide Health Improvement Partnership Assistance

The Arrowhead Regional Development Commission (ARDC) provides technical assistance for active living strategies to Healthy Northland and Statewide Health Improvement Partnership (SHIP) coordinators throughout the Arrowhead Region.

Our Values

How we view community development

Engaging Community Voices

You only know what you’ve been told, so we believe an effective community starts with conversation.

Energizing Transportation

We believe getting from point A to B in Northeast Minnesota should be a breeze, no matter your ride of choice.

Enhancing Quality of Life

Whether you’re a newborn or one hundred, we know communities should be places where everyone can grow.

Embracing Economic Development

We support responsible and strategic growth of industry in Northeast Minnesota communities.

How can our team help your community thrive?