Economic Development

The City welcomes new businesses of all shapes and sizes to Aurora!  Whether it is storefront footage on

Main Street, Commercial Property along the Highway, or an Industrial Site located among the Pines

- Aurora has it to offer!

Contact us to see how we can help you make Aurora your new home!


Economic Development Coordinator

East Range Joint Powers Board

PO Box 127, City Hall 

Aurora, MN  55705

Phone:  218-229-3671     

Fax:  218-229-3561 


Becky Lammi

City Clerk

City of Aurora

16 W 2nd Avenue North

Aurora, MN 55705

Phone: 218-229-2614

Fax:  218-229-3198


Doug Gregor


City of Aurora

16 W 2nd Avenue North

Aurora, MN 55705

Phone: 218-229-2614

Fax: 218-229-3198





Related Sites:


Laskin  Energy Park

Iron Range Economic Alliance
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Iron Range Resources &       Rehabilitation Agency (IRRRB), a unique  Minnesota state agency funded by taconite production taxes.

The IRRRB's mission is to promote and invest in business, community and workforce development for the betterment of northeastern Minnesota.

Their strategies to accomplish this mission are

1. To assist area businesses with the expansion of existing facilities and the creation of new jobs.

2. To help create attractive, healthy places to live by investing in the development of good community infrastructure.

3. To develop the region's workforce to meet the needs of students and industries.

Toward accomplishing those strategies, we are asking: "How can we help you?" We ask that question of our businesses, our communities and our partners in education. We will work hard to make northeastern Minnesota an even better place to do business, live and receive the kind of education that prepares our workforce for good paying jobs.

For more information, visit the IRRRB website at or call 218-735-3000 or 800-765-5043.

Surrounded by beautiful lakes and tree-lined fishing streams, Laskin Energy Park, adjacent to the Laskin Energy Center, offers industrial building sites for new and expanding manufacturers. The sites come with low-cost electricity, natural gas and steam. Fiber optics are already in place, along with digital switching, making Laskin Energy Park comparable to any metro area      industrial park, without the traffic. Rail access, low-cost land and innovative financing round out the package.     

For more information, contact

East Range Joint Powers Board

Phone 218-229-3671 


 Nancy Aronsen-Norr

Director, Regional Development

 Minnesota Power

 Phone (218) 723-3905

 The Iron Range Economic Alliance is a member organization of professionals representing organizations, communities, associations and entities which are committed to fostering economic development within the Arrowhead Region of Northeast Minnesota.      

The mission of the IREA is to create a collaborative environment for economic prosperity in Northeast Minnesota by providing leadership, fostering partnerships and employing professional economic development partnerships. 

 A few of the goals of the IREA are as follows:

  • Address regional economic development issues and opportunities with a futuristic outlook and focus
  • Market the region collaboratively as a quality place to develop a business, live and work
  • Play a lead role in business retention and expansion

For more information, visit the IREA website at or contact

Duane Northagen, Chair

Northagen Consulting
2028 East 36th Street
Hibbing, MN  55746
(218) 403-0898