Arrowhead Regional Development Commission

Leading. Planning. Connecting.

The Arrowhead Regional Development Commission (ARDC) is a multi-disciplined planning and development organization serving the Northeast Minnesota counties of Aitkin, Carlton, Cook, Itasca, Koochiching, Lake, and St. Louis. Regional Development Commissions (RDCs) were established by Minnesota State Statute in 1969.  The purposes of the RDCs outlined in the Regional Development Act are to assist in multijurisdictional issues, coordinate resources to meet jurisdictional needs and coordinate planning activities within the specific regions.

The mission of ARDC is to serve the people of the Arrowhead Region by providing local units of government and citizens groups a means to work cooperatively in identifying needs, solving problems and fostering local leadership.


ARDC Welcomes New Arrowhead Area Agency on Aging Director


ARDC Welcomes New Area Agency on Aging Director On July 5th, Kristi Kane was welcomed to ARDC as the new ARDC- Area Agency on Aging (AAA) Division Director. Kristi comes to this role after serving as the Executive Director of … Continue reading


Take a Virtual Ride on the Mesabi Trail


Want to ride your bike in the winter? Other than riding a fat bike or pedaling on a trainer at home, winter riding is pretty difficult. However, a new Mesabi Trail virtual tour allows bike riders to “ride the trail,” even … Continue reading

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