Riverland Association consists of local folks, volunteering to make a difference in the world of tourism. Riverland comprises six communities (Crookston, East Grand Forks/Grand Forks, Fertile, Red Lake Falls, St. Hilaire and Thief River Falls) working together to further the opportunities available through tourism.
Perhaps you wonder if tourism makes a difference. Tourism in the seven Northwestern Minnesota counties – Kittson, Marshall, Norman, Pennington, Polk and Red Lake and Roseau generated an economic impact of $92,962,664.00 in gross sales. That’s impact! Add to that $6,170,756.00 collected in Sales Tax and the creation and sustainability of 2,292 jobs. Tourism makes sense!
*Source: Explore Minnesota Tourism’s 2011 “Tourism and Minnesota’s Economy.”