Why Choose Bemidji
Are you looking for a place to locate your family or business that has great quality of life and enjoys economic prosperity? Then Bemidji, Minnesota is the place for you.
The First City on the Mississippi River, Bemidji is located in north central Minnesota at the intersections of U.S. Highway 71 and U.S. Highway 2, approximately 230 miles northwest of the Minneapolis/St. Paul metropolitan area. One of the fastest growing communities in Minnesota, Bemidji is the county seat of Beltrami County with a 2013 population of 13,646. There are more than 80,000 residents in the (45-mile) Secondary Market Area and nearly 350,000 in the (90-mile) Tertiary Market Area. The Bemidji Regional Airport represents one of the busiest regional airports in the state, with nearly 30,000 enplanements annually. Bemidji is home to Bemidji State University, a four year liberal arts university with an enrollment of approximately 5,000 students.