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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March 23, 2021

Northland Connection by the Numbers: 2020

At Northland Connection’s Q4 meeting in December, we took a look back over 2020 — a year which was unusual, to say the least.  Despite the unforeseeable impacts of COVID-19,…

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March 23, 2021

Featured Site: Atlas Industrial Park

Sitting at the far western tip of Lake Superior, Atlas Industrial Park is zoned and ready for industrial development. Situated on 30 acres of flat to moderately sloping topography near…

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March 23, 2021

Featured Partner: DEDA

With a focus on creating jobs and supporting businesses, the mission of the Duluth Economic Development Authority (DEDA) is to drive economic prosperity in the City of Duluth, Minnesota. DEDA…

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March 23, 2021

What We’re Reading: March 2021

Real Estate Journal: The demise of the office has been vastly overstated, according to a new report from Cushman Wakefield. Read more. Area Development: The implications of the Biden Administration’s…

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November 10, 2020

What Goes into an Economic Analysis, Anyway?

Certain phrases pop up over and over again in economic analysis: clusters, economic base, maybe shift-share analysis. But what exactly do these mean? Cluster analysis is a way to identify…

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November 10, 2020

Support Northland Connection!

Northland Connection is a collaborative effort to compile regional-level information that would not be possible without partner support. Each year, approximately 15 funding partners join forces to fund Northland Connection.…

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November 10, 2020

By the Numbers: Why the Northland Needs More Housing

A recent inquiry for a Business North article on Duluth’s housing market posed a common question in debates around housing in Duluth: if the city’s population isn’t growing much, why…

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November 10, 2020

Featured Partner: Itasca Economic Development Corporation (IEDC)

The Itasca Economic Development Corporation (IEDC) creates and retains quality jobs in Itasca County through education, research, and connections with businesses. Every day, its staff works to expand its diverse…

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November 10, 2020

Featured Property: Laskin Energy Park

The Laskin Energy Park in Hoyt Lakes and the Town of White is primed for development with 198 developable acres and a 30,000 sq. ft. building available at minimal cost.…

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