The Arrowhead
Region

INDUSTRIES

POPULATION

325,803

FAST FACT

Enbridge Energy delivers 2.2 million barrels of crude and liquid petroleum every day. About 15% of total U.S. petroleum imports arrives via Enbridge's Lakehead System through Superior, Wisconsin.

The Arrowhead Region

The Arrowhead Region of Minnesota consists of seven counties in the northeastern part of thestate. The region stretches across the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness and Voyageurs National Park in the north to the western edge of Lake Superior in the south, and extends westward into counties in the heart of Minnesota's Northwoods. 

Major industries include aviation and aerospace, mining, back office, wood and paper products, shipping/transportation, health care, metal fabrication, utilities, and hospitality and tourism. The region offers convenient access to air through three commercial airports, four Class I railways, and highway transportation. The region offers border to border and global shipment of goods with an inland seaport. There are three points of entry. The region also features excellent K-12 education and 13 higher education campuses, flourishing medical campuses, and countless recreational opportunities.

The top ten communities by population include:

Duluth, St. Louis County - 86,238

Quad Cities, St. Louis County - 17,036   Eveleth (3,698), Gilbert (1,799), Mountain Iron (2,890), and Virginia (8,649)

Hibbing, St. Louis County - 16,302

Cloquet, Carlton County - 12,081

Grand Rapids, Itasca County - 11,097

Hermantown, St. Louis County - 9,704

International Falls, Koochching County - 6,171

Chisholm, St. Louis County - 5,017

Two Harbors, Lake County - 3,611

Ely, St. Louis County - 3,455