Itasca County MinnesotaItasca County (Population 44,384) is located in Minnesota’s Arrowhead Region and is about 2 million acres in size. It is the state’s second largest county and has within its boundaries more than 1,000 lakes and abundant parks and recreational facilities.
Major industries include wood products, tourism, mineral processing, and agriculture. Businesses benefit from a well educated and skilled workforce that is loyal and productive. Complete transportation and freight network, education and financial incentives also help support businesses.
Residents benefit from a county which offers a multitude of recreational activities for all four seasons, affordable housing and efficient public services. The community also is enhanced by a large offering of human service agencies, medical care, arts programs, grant awarding foundations, churches and service clubs and organizations.
Tourists and residents alike enjoy a bounty of natural resources including lakes, streams and isolated forests. Recreational opportunities explore these natural resources through a myriad of trails for hiking, biking, ATVs, snowmobiling and cross-country skiing. Other activities, including golf, ski areas, museums and festivals provide for a great time in Itasca County.
The county’s heritage is firmly rooted in the history of settlers who came to this area to work in the logging and mining industries. The spirit of these settlers influences the arts, literature and culture, providing a special kind of perspective in viewing the future.
For more information about Itasca County, contact the Itasca Economic Development Corporation at 218-326-9411 or the Grand Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce at 218-326-6619.
“The source of this information is the Grand Rapids Herald Review”