City of Duluth to Host First-Ever Mayor’s Business Resources Summit

DULUTH, Minn. – Mayor Emily Larson and several City of Duluth departments, the University of Minnesota Duluth Center for Economic Development (UMD CED) and the Entrepreneur Fund are hosting a first of its kind Mayor’s Business Resources Summit for area business owners. The goal is for businesses to share their experiences, hear about other community programs, and gain insight on how businesses can work with the City directly to help their company succeed.

“Duluth is changing how it connects and works with businesses, and especially small businesses. This Summit is intended to be a venue for open exchange of ideas and learning among partners. Hosting a summit is a new step for the City, but not one we do alone,” stated Mayor Emily Larson.

Attendees will hear from City experts about the services and programs available to businesses, how to navigate city policies and procedures, hear from successful small business owners and have a chance to connect with local lenders and additional industry resources.

“Our goal is to be a resource for businesses as they navigate through their journey. I encourage anyone to attend, even those who are just developing ideas. Knowledge is critical at any stage of business development,” said Larson.

The event is scheduled for Tuesday, May 2 from 7:30 – 9:00 a.m. at Clyde Iron Works. Cost is $15 and includes breakfast. To register visit UMD’s website www.d.umn.edu.

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