How Can We Help You?

The staff at Northland Connection researches and uploads relevant, accurate data and information from credible sources every day.  We welcome your questions, comments, and suggestions. If you are considering a business expansion in the area, call or e-mail Karl Schuettler using the information to the left or fill out the form below.

If you would like to add a property to the database, fill out the site or building form and submit it to Karl Schuettler at

Our Staff

  • Karl Schuettler

    Research Director & Senior Consultant 218-481-7737

    Karl Schuettler directs the Northland Connection program and manages its Advisory Committee. In addition, he provides research and analysis of economic and demographic trends in the region, and manages marketing and communications for Northspan. He joined Northspan in September 2016, and has previous experience in local economic development, organizational planning and analysis, public relations, and freelance journalism.

  • Ashley Luna

    Operations Specialist 218-481-7737

    Ashley Luna assists in administrative operations for the Northspan team and provides logistical support for regional partnerships. She also works on Northspan powered programs such as Northland Connection, NORTHFORCE, and the Minnesota Opportunity Collaborative. Ashley previously worked for a non-profit organization providing advocacy and case management services to at-risk youth in the Duluth area. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Minnesota Duluth.     

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