The city of Detroit Lakes is located in the county of Becker. It covers a total area of 39.37 sq. km. The economy of the city revolves around industries involved in agriculture, architecture, automotive, arts and crafts, boat equipments, apparel, information technology, pharmaceuticals, farm equipment, insurance, organic food, optical goods, publishing, real estate, education and telecommunication, enhancing the economic viability of the city. Commercial spaces are utilized by youth organization centers, thrift shops, stores of alternative medicine, stores of sporting goods, rehabilitation services and recreation centers, contributing to the local economic development of the inhabitants of the city.