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The GPS Region: Your Point of Opportunity

The GPS Region is ideally situated to meet the needs of site selectors seeking expansion opportunities in Minnesota. A central location with easy access to the Twin Cities, Duluth, and St. Cloud metropolitan areas has made our counties a point of major growth in manufacturing, healthcare, and a range of other industries.

Large, Mobile Workforce

Over 160,000 residents call the GPS Region home. Employers here enjoy the famed Minnesota work ethic, competitive wages, and a workforce with a proven willingness to commute for the ideal job. A supportive network of education and job training services prepare the local workforce for the 21st century economy. GPS 45:93 tracks regional workforce data and our leading industries to give you an understanding of the local labor force.

Available Land

Avoid the competition for land in larger metropolitan areas while enjoying easy access to major markets via a robust highway network. The region includes five sites certified as Shovel Ready by the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development, plus a wide arrray of propreties with additional perks such as highway frontage and strong infrastructure, including broadband from competing providers in all communities. Visit our databases of available sites, buildings, and industrial parks that await your project.

Supportive, Growing Communities

Enjoy hands-on support from communities on the growing edge of the Twin Cities metopolitan area and among the scenic lakes and rivers of East Central Minnesota. The GPS Region's rural character provides unparalleled quality of life and safe, strong towns that offer the perfect place to call home. It's not hard to see why the region's population has grown 8 percent faster than the state of Minnesota since 2000. Learn more about the amenities that draw people to this point on the map.

Track Record of Success

When Polaris looked to expand its operations in Minnesota, they came to Chisago County with a 144,000 square foot addition their facility and took advantage of Minnesota Investment Fund (MIF) support, and have since doubled their footprint. When SnoBear USA moved in from North Dakota, they too enjoyed a MIF award and support from the Isanti EDA. When DairiConcepts in Dalbo was looking to grow, support from Isanti County and the State of Minnesota secured the the necessary funding. The GPS region is a surging healthcare hub, with major job growth and new facilities from Sandstone to Isanti. Homegrown successes such as Atscott Manufacturing in Pine City, Wyoming Machine in Wyoming, and Northpost, Inc. in Mora show how the GPS Region is ready for business.

With so many assets and supports, GPS is your point of opportunity for future growth. Contact us today to learn more about expanding in the GPS region.