Serving the citizens of Koochiching County and the cities of Bigfalls, International Falls, Littlefork, Northome, Ranier and surrounding region.
Serving the citizens of Koochiching County and the cities of Bigfalls, International Falls, Littlefork, Northome, Ranier and surrounding region.

Economic Development

Koochiching Economic Development Authority

The Koochiching Economic Development Authority (KEDA) is the development agency for Koochiching County in Minnesota’s great North Country. Economic development is about jobs and the KEDA was created to be the point-of-contact to assist and simplify the process of locating a business in Koochiching County or expanding an existing business. The KEDA can assist with site selection and development, finance and incentive options working with other economic development agencies, as well as act as a liaison between the various local units of government to handle all of the details of development.

Koochiching County has multitudes to offer you, your business and your family!

  • Three business parks in three communities are ready for development with high-speed telecommunications in place including T-1, DSL, cable, and wireless options.
  • The development of a Foreign Trade Zone that can provide duty and logistics benefits for companies importing products into the U.S. The FTZ is located south of the Port of Ranier, the busiest rail port in North America.
  • A commitment and investment in infrastructure necessary to conduct business in the 21st century.
  • The average cost of living is lower, getting more for your housing, utility, and taxation dollars, while the quality of living is high.
  • A quality educational system including Rainy River Community College provides a committed and adaptable work force.
  • An abundant variety of recreational opportunities in four distinct seasons.
  • A full service airport with daily scheduled commercial flights to Minneapolis and a first-rate highway system provide access.

Koochiching Economic Development Authority
Paul Nevanen
405 3rd Street
P.O. Box 138,
International Falls, MN 56649

Phone: (218) 283-8585 or 1-800-452-3569
Fax: (218) 283-4688
Email: keda@businessupnorth.com