"To develop and promote resources for Economic Growth in our community."

June 2024

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Economic Development Priorities to Invoke Change

County Economic Development

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Did you know it is Naturally Better in Aitkin County

Minnesota Housing Finance Agency offers homeowner opportunities

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DAWNtreprenuer Pitch Competition

DAWNtreprenuer Pitch Competition

Apply Now, Don't Wait, Due by September 18


We're accepting applications through September 18 for the DAWNtrepreneur Pitch Competition, where participants will have the opportunity to present their business idea in a dynamic, 5-minute live pitch on October 16, 2024 at the Braham Event Center in Braham, MN.


The grand prize for the top pitch presenter is a grant award of $2,500 and the top three presenters will have a chance to work with a professional videographer to create promotional videos for DAWN’s Engage an Angel event in December 2024.

Learn more and apply

Flag Raising Ceremony


Saturday, June 15 2024 1:00PM


STAY Walk, Run & Rally

A community event to prevent suicide

July 20, 2024 8:30am-1pm

Aitkin County Fairgrounds


Properties Available in the Aitkin Area

Tour the Properties
36559 US-169, Aitkin, MN 56431

Contact me directly for any details and additional opportunities: mark.jeffers@co.aitkin.mn.us.

Are you ready to move you, your family and/or your business to an amazing area? We welcome you to visit anytime. Tour any of our available properties, enjoy our recreational assets, amazing dining and our unique entertainment offerings. We think you will agree, it is Naturally Better here. Aitkin County is a community with momentum. We are confident once you visit, you will live here!


County Business Spotlight

Fortunato Art Studio & Gallery

Aitkin, MN

301 MN Avenue N


Fortunato, born in Venezuela, is an international contemporary and emerging artist who was inspired through her introduction to Fine Arts while studying Interior Design at the Art Institute of Houston, Texas USA in 2009-2012.

Through her exposure to Fine Arts she discovered her passion and gift for painting. Over the years she has continued her Artistic education, expanding her knowledge, use, and understanding of the different artistic styles, techniques, and mediums via her enrollment in very specialized art classes and one on one sessions with well known, renowned local artists in various cities and countries around the world including London, Barcelona, Krakow, Perth, Milan and the USA.

As an artist, she draws her inspiration from her global travels and life experiences. Translating the cultural essences of each experience into the bold and colorful works of art displayed on her canvases and with-in her sculptures. Her art work captures her inner most feelings and emotions and are an expression of her eccentric but charismatic personality.

Fortunato, work has been exhibited in galleries and museums around the world, currently residing in the majestic country side of Aitkin, Minnesota welcomes all art lovers and connoisseurs to her open studio.

Fortunato Art Studio & Gallery 

What makes Aitkin County Naturally Better





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Mark Jeffers

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