September 23, 2021

What We’re Reading: September 2021

The Hill: Money is flowing to local communities, but will they have the capacity to administer it? Read More Arizona Republic: On differential privacy, a tool being used by the U.S.…

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September 23, 2021

By the Numbers: 2020 Census Insights

After a series of political battles over the content of questions and the tumult of trying to conduct outreach at the height of a pandemic, the U.S. Census is finally…

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September 23, 2021

Featured Funding Partner: Cloquet EDA

The mission of the Cloquet Economic Development Authority (EDA) is to take an active role in attracting new businesses to the community, retaining existing businesses, assisting businesses with expansion, and…

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September 23, 2021

Featured Property: Board of Trade Building

Fifteen thousand square feet of commercial space are available for lease in the Board of Trade Building at 301 W 1st Street in Duluth, MN. The 1895 building is listed…

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September 23, 2021

TRUE Tuesdays: Social Justice Virtual Sessions

TRUE Tuesdays is a Zoom series hosted by the Transforming Rural Understanding of Equity (TRUE) Partnership. On the third Tuesday of each month, the group offers an opportunity for rural…

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June 21, 2021

What We’re Reading: June 2021

Wall Street Journal: Investors bet on commercial real estate, undeterred by empty offices and hotel rooms. Read More New York Times: Warehouses are sprouting up in fields in the Lehigh Valley…

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June 21, 2021

Featured Partner: Duluth Seaway Port Authority

The Duluth Seaway Port Authority (DSPA) is an independent public agency created by the Minnesota State Legislature to foster regional maritime commerce, promote trade development, facilitate industrial development, and serve as…

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June 21, 2021

By the Numbers: Regional Child Care Demand Data Update

In April 2021, Northspan provided an update to the child care data used to inform the Community Solutions Action Plans throughout the Northland. This data set compares the total number of…

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June 21, 2021

Featured Site: Range Regional Industrial Airpark

The Range Regional Industrial Airpark includes roughly 60 acres of industrially-zoned land located on State Highway 37 near Hibbing, Minnesota. The available property is in close proximity to the Range Regional…

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March 23, 2021

Data from DEED Measures COVID-19’s Impact on the Labor Market

Data from DEED indicates that the pandemic-induced recession has very different dynamics and characteristics from past recessions.  As the pandemic set in, Minnesota lost 357,000 jobs. In the Duluth metro…

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