Located on the Mississippi River near the geographic center of Minnesota, the historic railroad town of Brainerd is the heart of the Brainerd lakes area, a regional economic, governmental, and transportation hub that includes a modern health services system and Central Lakes College.
The area is best known as Minnesota's recreational playground. Scores of pristine lakes are scattered throughout the region, with abundant golf courses and hundreds of resorts and campgrounds are scattered in between.
Brainerd is also home to a great deal of the region's manufacturing. Manufacturers have the advantage of a skilled labor pool, a full-service regional airport and robust rail infrastructure, as well as a large municipal industrial park.
Driving directions to the Brainerd Lakes Shovel-Ready Site