ARDC Planning is northeast Minnesota’s designated regional development organization, which works alongside the people of Minnesota’s Arrowhead to strengthen our Region.

ARDC Planning’s collaborative staff specializes in community development, public engagement, and funding mechanisms at multiple levels to serve the people of Aitkin, Carlton, Cook, Itasca, Koochiching, Lake, and St. Louis counties. As a division of the Arrowhead Regional Development Commission (ARDC), our mission is to provide local units of government and citizens groups a means to work cooperatively in identifying needs, solving problems, and fostering local leadership.