Background Information

Nashwauk is located between two of northeastern Minnesota's largest cities, Hibbing and Grand Rapids. While Nashwauk has an official population of 1026, over 88,000 people live within thirty miles of the community and a major four-lane highway, U.S. Highway 169, helps to make Nashwauk an easily accessible location for employees of manufacturing and service-related businesses.

Nashwauk has seen a steady increase in the construction and development of new and expanding businesses in recent years. The downtown district has seen the construction of a new bank, a new business office, and a new restaurant. A major fast food restaurant, new car wash and bottle shop have also been recently constructed to serve the needs of area residents and tourists.

A diversified mix of service providers has found success in Nashwauk. Examples of this diversity include: a large lumber and building supply firm, a large business office, and a thriving data processing firm.

Nashwauk provides a broad spectrum of City services, including a modern water and sewage treatment system. Two primary meeting facilities, the Nashwauk Recreation Complex and the Memorial Building, are maintained for public gatherings. The capacity of the largest facility is 900 persons.

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The community currently has over 200 acres of prime real estate available for development. City officials, in cooperation with regional agencies, such asItasca Development Corporation, and State agencies, including the Iron Range Resources and Rehabilitation Board and the Minnesota Department of Trade and Economic Development, work together to provide incentives to sound business start-up and expansion projects.

Nashwauk offers an environment for business success while providing services needed to make family life enjoyable in the unique setting of rural Minnesota. The Itasca County Board of Realtors has a searchable web site for browsing real estate listings in and around Itasca County.


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