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AEOA Business Energy Retrofit Program (BER)

Vincent Meyer
Business Energy Retrofit Program Coordinator
PH: (218) 735-6828
Business Energy Retrofit Program
AEOA is working with cities within the IRRRB service area on a Business Energy Retrofit Program (BER) for 2018. The BER program is designed to aid in financing an energy retrofit project & will support and provide the business 1/3 up to $20,000 in eligible retrofit expenses. 


Looking to start up or move a business?

Hoyt Lakes has many opportunities for economic development within the City. Land and buildings are available for light or heavy industry and the City of Hoyt Lakes will work hard to help you arrange a favorable financial package. Contact the East Range Joint Powers Board for more information.

East Range Joint Powers Board

Economic Development 
Elissa Hansen
Consultant, Northspan Group
202 West Superior Street, Suite 700
Duluth, MN 55802
Office: (218) 481-7737
Cell: (218) 590-5133
ERJPB Website:
Norspan Website:

Cherie Grams, ERJPB Admin Assistant        
Aurora City Hall
PO Box 127
Aurora, MN 55705
PH: (218) 780-6144
The East Range Joint Powers Board oversees economic and community development on behalf of the cities of Aurora, Biwabik, Hoyt Lakes and the Town of White.

Department of Iron Range Resources & Rehabilitation 

4261 Hwy 53 South
Eveleth, MN 55734
PH: (218) 735-3000 or 800-765-5043

The Department of Iron Range Resources & Rehabilitation (DIRRR) is a State of Minnesota development agency located in Eveleth, Minnesota. Their mission is to promote and invest in business, community and workforce development for the betterment of northeastern Minnesota. 

DIRRR provides vital funding, including low or no interest loans, grants and loan guarantees for businesses relocating or expanding in the region. Additionally, a variety of grants are available to local units of government, education institutions, and nonprofits that promote workforce development and sustainable communities.


Jeff Borling
Economic Development Lead
Great River Energy
230 W Superior Street
Suite 400
Duluth, MN  55802
(218) 355-8088

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. 


Laskin Energy Park

Nancy Aronson Norr
Director, Regional Development
Minnesota Power
PH: (218) 355-3905

The Laskin Energy Park is a 200-acre industrial park located in Hoyt Lakes between Colby Lake and Partridge River on the eastern end of Minnesota's iron-laden Mesabi Range. An ideal location for companies looking to leverage our mineral mining and wood assets.  The region has a rich tradition of supplying iron ore to the nation’s steel industry and is on the cusp of mining and processing the world’s largest known undeveloped copper, nickel, and other precious metal deposits. 

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