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Cook County & Grand Marais, Minnesota


Whether you want to start, expand, or relocate a business, Cook County, Minnesota has the resources you and your business need to succeed. The CCGM EDA helps new and existing businesses to succeed through confidential business counseling, resources, and guidance.

The EDA is dedicated to strengthening the business community to ensure economic development and growth in Cook County.


We are your first point-of-contact to access local and state programs. We connect businesses with the right information, programs, and resources to provide the greatest opportunities for success. ​

ABOUT Cook County

Location Location Location!

Cook County's diverse landscape offers everything from the Sawtooth Mountains to the Lake Superior shore, to the Boundary Waters Wilderness. 


The distinct communities of Tofte, Schroeder, Lutsen, Grand Marais, Grand Portage, and the Gunflint Trail, each have their own friendly flavor and vibe.



Thriving Business

The EDA works with our network of partners and consultants to offer grant and loan programs, learning opportunities, and assistance to help your business succeed.

We want to help you create good, sustain jobs and be able to fill them with a highly skilled workforce. We coordinate with local organizations to bring continuing learning opportunities to Cook County. 

Environmental impact is a priority of the EDA. We foster economic growth and promote responsible, sustainable development of the natural resources on which our well-being relies.

Vibrant Community

We invest in our community's health and well-being, we create opportunities for individuals, businesses, and organizations to enhance the quality of life for Cook County residents.



We want to see you grow and succeed on your terms. We provide growth and development programs and match you with traditional and/or non-traditional funders to start, grow, or relocate your business in Cook County. We help you invest in your businesses future.

Business Growth & Development

Our network of northeastern Minnesota partners will get you going where you want to go! Give us a call to learn more about the first step you can take to grow your business. 

Funding Opportunities & Incentives

Let us know your needs, and we will recommend a path for you. Our business development program can be useful to fill funding gaps for your projects.

Collaboration & Partnerships

We are a dynamic organization, we work with our community and regional partners to bring you the services and opportunities you need to start, grow, or relocate your business here.


Our work results in a healthier economy and a higher quality of life in our communities. 

We work with businesses, local governments, and non-profit organizations. If you have a community project and funding source in mind, or not, we want to help you succeed.

We help you invest in our community. 


The EDA works with local organizations to promote economic growth through community development. Contact us to see how we can help with your project or program.


If your local project creates work and jobs, give us a call! We help businesses start, grow, or relocate in our area in order to grow the tax base and provide jobs for our community.


A higher quality of life for all includes a healthy, year-round economy. We help our communities and businesses to provide good jobs, support accessible development opportunities, and encourage affordable living for all. 


Main Office Address

425 West Highway 61, Suite B

PO Box 597

Grand Marais, MN 55604


Theresa Bajda, Executive Director

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