Located 35 miles straight north of downtown Minneapolis on Central Avenue (MN 65), Isanti County communities offer the closest tax-free JOBZ development zones to Minneapolis. Highway 95 provides easy access to I-35 to the east, and St. Cloud to the west. The county’s proximity to I-35 and U.S. Highway 169 makes it a place of promise for companies ready to relocate or expand just north of the urban core. It is located on the BNSF Railway’s mainline between Minneapolis and Duluth. High speed passenger rail and commuter rail stations are in the planning stages for Isanti County.