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Prosper in Duluth

Duluth is perfectly positioned for economic progress. Duluth is a regional hub of economic activity by air, rail, ground or water. Located at the corner tip of Lake Superior, Duluth has an active international port bringing in over $1.5 billion in revenue and a newly remodeled $77 million international airport terminal.

With direct flights to major cities, Duluth offers quality "lake side living" with easy access to national and international markets.


Expand Your Business

DEDA has a wealth of resources and expertise to help your business grow. Whether it be financing options, land acquisition, special grants, or loans, DEDA can be a partner in ensuring your company's success. Public-private partnerships are vital to the community's economic success.

Duluth is open for business with DEDA as a partner. DEDA…it works!


Relocate Your Business

Companies have a lot to consider when relocating their business to another city or state.

Duluth offers a productive labor force, quality education and training programs, sound infrastructure, multiple housing options, strong partnerships and innovative solutions to help your company maintain its competitive edge. All in all, Duluth makes business sense.

Duluth provides a stable economy that bucks the trends:

  • Educated and skilled workforce 
  • 65% of residents over age 25 hold a college degree
  • 4.6 % unemployment rate (Feb. 2016)
  • Rated among the top 8 Great Port Cities - MSN
  • Best Outdoors City in America 2014, Outside Magazine

Contact DEDA staff for customized assistance at (218) 730-5310 or deda@duluthmn.gov