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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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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