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A variety of strong businesses operating in Superior-Douglas County help boost the local economy. These businesses play a vital role in the continuing growth of the area. However, there are three main industries that are the backbone of the area’s economy:

  • Transportation

  • Manufacturing

Transportation Industry in Superior – Douglas County

One of the main drivers to the local economy is the cargo port on Lake Superior. Superior along with the neighboring Duluth, MN share one of the largest harbors in the Great Lakes area. Over 11,500 jobs are impacted by the cargo shipments form the Great Lakes port. Major companies operating from the Superior-Douglas County port include:

  • Fraser Shipyards

In addition other companies that operate in the rail and trucking industry also account for a lot of jobs in the area. The following companies call Superior – Douglas County their home.

  • Dave Evans Transportation

  • Halvor Lines

  • Jeff Foster Trucking, Inc.

  • Northway Carrier

Manufacturing Industry in Superior – Douglas County

Superior – Douglas County offers a business friendly environment for manufacturing companies to relocate and grow. Several large manufacturers who drive the economy these include:


  • BNSF Railroad

  • Cenovus Energy

  • CNG Charter Next Generation

  • Graymont (WI) LLC

  • Peavey Company

  • Enbridge, Inc.

  • Fen-Tech, Inc.

  • Feradyne

  • Genesis Attachments

  • Lakehead Constructors, Inc.

  • Midwest Energy Resource

  • Swanstrom Tool

  • Superior Lidgerwood Mundy

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