Bemidji For Business
Bemidji is the largest commercial center between Grand Forks, North Dakota and Duluth, Minnesota. Primarily a retail sales community, forestry, education, government services and the travel industry contribute greatly to Bemidji’s economy.
Bemidji has a number of manufacturing establishments, principally producing lumber, wood products, plywood, hardboard, machining, steel culverts, computer components, woolens, concrete blocks, garage doors, signs, printing, wood furnaces and fishing tackle.
Bemidji’s 451 acre Industrial Park, with all paved roads and full utilities, is located on the south edge of the city and currently houses over forty businesses. Lots vary in size from one acre to 20 acres. Bemidji’s 59 acre Technology Park, established in 1996, provides a unique space for companies specifically in the telecommunications and technology industries. This park, located on the northwest side of Bemidji along Highway 71, is also fully paved and offers a full complement of utilities.
Bemidji’s success in attracting new business has been attributed to the broad array of support the Bemidji community offers entrepreneurs and expanding businesses. Businesses operating in Bemidji have access to a well-integrated collaboration between the City’s financial institutions, educational institutions, and the area’s economic development organizations – all working in partnership with private business, as well as local, state, and federal governments.
Photos courtesy of Bemidji Pioneer