Duluth Economic Development in Duluth Minnesota

Address and phone number for Duluth Economic Development, an Economic Development Agency, at West 1st Street, Duluth MN.

Duluth Economic Development
411 West 1st Street, Duluth, Minnesota, 55802

About the Duluth Economic Development

The Duluth Economic Development, located in Duluth, MN, is a government agency that promotes business activity and development in the St. Louis County area. The Economic Development Agency (EDA) attracts and retains business, promotes development to increase employment and the tax base, and encourages a thriving economic environment in Duluth. The EDA also offers small business support programs and land development programs.

You may contact the Economic Development Office for questions about:
  • Duluth Economic Development programs and services
  • City and community development
  • Job creation, training, and workforce development
  • St. Louis County Economic Development funds
  • EDA grants and funding
Duluth Business and Workforce Development

The Economic Development Office promotes the St. Louis County area for business development, highlighting Duluth as a favorable location to do business. The EDA works closely with St. Louis County Chambers of Commerce and business groups to market the region for business development. To promote business, the EDA creates marketing materials, creates promotional advertising, and organizes St. Louis County business expos. In addition to business development, the Economic Development Office promotes workforce development through job creation programs and training opportunities.

Land Development Programs in Duluth, MN

In Duluth, the Economic Development Center seeks developers for undeveloped land or areas in need of redevelopment. They market development opportunities and identify obstacles to development, such as site contamination or a lack of funding. The Duluth Economic Development maintains an inventory of available commercial land and commercial building space in Duluth to match developers, landlords, and business owners with prime locations.

Small Business Support Programs

As part of its business development agenda, the Economic Development Agency offers small business support programs. These programs provide ombudsmen services, support small businesses with licensing and St. Louis County permitting requirements, and connect small businesses with bidding opportunities for government contracts.

Economic Development Grants & Loans

The Economic Development Office administers St. Louis County grants and loans. These include Brownfield Redevelopment grants, facade improvement grants, and St. Louis County public improvement grants. Businesses can also qualify for St. Louis County loan programs, often with below-market interest rates and less stringent credit requirements than business loans from traditional financing institutions.

St. Louis County Tax Incentives

In Minnesota, the Economic Development Corporation administers tax incentives for businesses that expand or relocate within the jurisdiction. Funding for tax incentives may come from the Minnesota state level, the St. Louis County level, or the Duluth level. The Economic Development Office offers tax incentives or tax abatements on the theory that new businesses or expanding businesses generate job opportunities in St. Louis County and thus increase the tax base.

Contact the Duluth Economic Development

You may contact the Duluth Economic Development by calling 218-730-5580, or by addressing inquiries to the office mailing address: Duluth Economic Development, 411 West 1st Street, Duluth, Minnesota, 55802.

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