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*NEW* Featured Properties


JOBZ
This state incentive provides areas exempted from state and local taxes for 12 years.
Koochiching County has 129 acres in 4 locations.

FTZ
This federal designation provides duty and logistics benefits for companies importing into the US. Koochiching County has over 700 acres within the designation.
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The Koochiching Economic Development Authority (KEDA) is the development agency for Koochiching County in Minnesota's great North Country. Economic development is about jobs and the KEDA was created to be the point-of-contact to assist and simplify the process of locating a business in Koochiching County or expanding an existing business. The KEDA can assist with site selection and development, finance and incentive options working with other economic development agencies, as well as act as a liaison between the various local units of government to handle all of the details of development.

Koochiching County has multitudes to offer you, your business and your family -

  • A full service airport with daily scheduled commercial flights to Minneapolis and a first-rate highway system provide access.

  • An abundant variety of recreational opportunities in four distinct seasons.

  • A quality educational system including Rainy River Community College provides a committed and adaptable work force.

  • The average cost of living is lower, getting more for your housing, utility, and taxation dollars, while the quality of living is high.

  • A commitment and investment in infrastructure necessary to conduct business in the 21st century.

  • The development of a Foreign Trade Zone that can provide duty  and logistics benefits for companies importing products into the U.S.  The FTZ is located south of the Port of Ranier, the busiest rail port in North America.

  • Three business parks in three communities are ready for development with high-speed telecommunications in place including T-1, DSL, cable, and wireless options.

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The Small Business Development Center
located in the KEDA office at 405 3rd Street in International Falls

The Small Business Development Center provides confidential consulting to individuals interested in strengthening, expanding, or starting a small business. Consulting is provided at no cost to the entrepreneur or business. The SBDC can help you face the challenges of running a successful business.

More information on the Small Business Development Center

Small Business Classes

If you are interested in intro or advanced QuickBooks, Writing a Business Plan, Social Media Marketing, or other small business classes please contact the SBDC office at 218-283-8585.