Move your business here.

Why not work where you play?

If your company is considering relocating, take a close look at the Brainerd Lakes Area. You’ll find a talented workforce that values the quality of life offered in the lakes region. You’ll find a wide range of existing buildings and building sites, each with the necessary resources to successfully operate your business. And, your business will have easy access to other markets, including the Minneapolis/St. Paul metropolitan area. BLAEDC stands ready to help you locate your business here!

Professional services and specialties.

BLAEDC offers a variety of services and expertise:

  • Site location services.
  • Financing and incentives (coordination of financial partners, loan and grant structuring and packaging, etc.)
  • Business planning and technical assistance resources.
  • Area information.
  • Government contacts and processes (including permits, plan review, fee estimates, etc.)
  • Introduction to community and business leaders.

Local investment in business-related initiatives.

The communities in the Brainerd Lakes Area support local businesses and invest in the types of initiatives that help their businesses succeed. BLAEDC actively works with local leaders to provide the following:

  • Modern utility infrastructure.
  • Inventory of land and buildings (lead efforts for shovel-ready site certification).
  • A labor force that’s ready to work.
  • Business-friendly communities.
  • Green and sustainable initiatives.
  • Variety of housing opportunities.
  • Good roads, public buildings, schools, and parks.