Naturally Better in Aitkin County

The economic development strategic plan includes 6 priorities.

BUSINESS retention, expansion and attraction

SUPPORT career/ workforce development

PROMOTE recreation and tourism

IMPROVE broadband

SUPPORT childcare initiatives

SUPPORT housing initiatives


Promoting tourism and recreation for the purpose of economic growth is one “tool” in the toolbox that highlights Aitkin County and tells the story, it is Naturally Better here. As we work to attract new businesses, our recreational assets tell potential businesses that we are vibrant community.  If they are interested the businesses may invest in our area, our housing, our community and ultimately expand the tax base. What a great community for families to raise their children in.