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 strategies.



Thursday, June 15, 2017

IRRRB Offices
Highway 53, Eveleth

9:00 am - 3:30 pm

Click Here for the Agenda

Not an IREA Member, but would like to attend?  Email Jeff Borling today to sign up!





Membership in the Iron Range Economic Alliance is open to economic development professionals, elected officials and other leaders representing communities, economic development organizations, private sector businesses and associated entities in the Iron Range region.

Member meetings are held three times each year - January, May/June, and October.  Subcommittees meet as required.

The annual membership dues in 2016 are $50 per member organization.

If you are interested in becoming a member of the Iron Range Economic Alliance please click here.


IREA is a regional economic alliance comprised of area leaders willing to share information and ideas and take action to help our communities strengthen and diversify our regional economy.  This shall be accomplished by:

  • Promoting networking opportunities for communities and other entities.
  • Building collaboration and trust throughout the region.
  • Addressing regional economic development issues and opportunities.
  • Serving as a recognized voice for economic development.
  • Providing educational tools and resources.
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