Bemidji, Minnesota Offers a Thriving Economy, Innovation and Investment Opportunities.

Doing Business in Bemidji


Bemidji’s economy is thriving, thanks to a thoughtful, consistent focus on building this Upper Midwest emerging regional center.

Contact Dave Hengel, Executive Director at Greater Bemidji, to learn more about all that the Bemidji region has to offer your business and your employees. The opportunites are endless!

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Bemidji Offers a Thriving

Why Choose Bemidji?

With priorities placed on personal, economic and environmental health across our entire community, the ingredients for success are strategically focused:

Grow, attract and retain a talented labor force
Enhance quality of life aspects of our welcoming community
Support entrepreneurs
Encourage business expansion and business advocacy
Promote the region for overall economic growth

Work Initiatives & Programs

Minnesota’s Emerging Regional Center

Innovation & Investment

Minnesota’s Emerging Regional Center

Innovation and investment are crucial to our region’s success.
What sets us apart from other communities?

Paul Bunyan Communications

Paul Bunyan Communications has one of the largest all-fiber optic rural Gigabit networks (GigaZone) in the United States capable of download and upload speeds of up to 10 Gbps (10,000 Mbps!).

Mayflower Building

The Historic Mayflower Building in downtown Bemidji has been converted into a fully wired center for entrepreneurs (LaunchPad), workforce development professionals and regional businesses while still keeping true to the 120 year old structure and its long-standing history in our community.

Sanford Health Hospital

Sanford Health is the largest rural health system in the United States and they are dedicated to transforming the health care experience, providing access to world-class health care, as well as leading the effort of a Health and Wellness Center.

College Graduation

Bemidji State University and Northwest Technical College enroll around 6,100 students offering undergraduate majors, graduate degrees, certificates, diplomas, and degree programs.

Bemidji Alliance

The Bemidji Alliance is a partnership of the Bemidji Area Chamber of Commerce, Visit Bemidji, the Bemidji Downtown Alliance, and Greater Bemidji. We have a singular focus: to align our organizations to effectively build a prosperous greater Bemidji community.

Sanford Center

The Sanford Center is Greater Minnesota’s premiere meeting and event venue. They have hosted a number of different events: hockey games, concerts, expos, conventions, meetings, rodeos and more

Bemidji Regional Airport offers daily flights to Minneapolis/St. Paul, connecting our community seamlessly to the rest of the world. Bemidji Aviation Services, Inc. is a full service FBO (Fixed Base Operator) located at the Bemidji Regional Airport (KBJI), allowing our region to be the headquarters of a larger network operating in seven states throughout the Midwest and Central Rockies.

Minnesota’s Emerging Regional Center

Our community has all the regional center amenities to support your business and workforce,
while maintaining the small town beauty and character that make this place home.