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Starting a business or need to grow your current business?


DEDA has technical expertise in redevelopment projects and can provide sound advice to seek clean up or redevelopment grants for companies that want to expand or build in commercial district but may be hampered by legacy contamination.



To date, DEDA staff have helped Duluth garner over $16 million in clean up funds for projects such as Clyde Iron Works Restaurant and event center, Loll Designs and Epicurean, Rohlfing Distributing, and countless others.  

Here are some other resources that can help:

Tap into Talent:

Duluth Workforce Development

Technical Assistance:

University of Minnesota Center for Economic Development

(UMD CED's Guide to starting a new business)

Duluth 1200 Fund Board

Northland Connection

Entrepreneur Fund

Minnesota Secretary of State

 Guide to Starting a Business in Minnesota

Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development

Small Business Administration


Redevelopment Resources:

Advance West Pilot Program - gap financing - call (218) 730-5310

New Duluth Revolving Loan Fund for brownfield redevelopment - call (218) 730-5310

Environmental Protection Agency

MN DEED Redevelopment Grants

Infrastructure Grants

 Contact DEDA today at or call (218) 730-5310