ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

Our communities are not just home to many great Minnesotans, but also to many great businesses.  These companies range in size from the headquarters for worldwide corporations to numerous locally-owned businesses, which provide the foundation for our region and ensure that we continue our distinguished position of being one of the top business locations in the Midwest.


The City of Hermantown is located to the west of Duluth, upon the Hilltop.

Hermantown is considered a Small Town with a population of 9,513 and 413 businesses.
The economy of Hermantown employs 5,936 people and has an unemployment rate of 2.5%. Some of the largest industries in Hermantown are Family & General Practice Physicians (31), Physicians & Surgeons (31), and Auto Repair (18).  Source:  https://www.chamberofcommerce.com/united-states/minnesota/hermantown

Hermantown Economic Development

 


The City of Proctor is located to the southwest of Duluth, at the Gateway to the Twinports.

Proctor is considered a Small Town with a population of 3,058 and 28 businesses.
The economy of Proctor employs 1,865 people and has an unemployment rate of 2.6%. Some of the largest industries in Proctor are Family & General Practice Physicians (7), Physicians & Surgeon (7), and Pet Grooming & Boarding (2).  Source:  https://www.chamberofcommerce.com/united-states/minnesota/proctor

Proctor Economic Development


The City of Rice Lake is located to the north of Duluth.

Rice Lake is considered a Small Town with a population of 4,145.
The economy of Rice Lake employs 2,993 people and has an unemployment rate of 2.1%.  Source:  https://www.chamberofcommerce.com/united-states/minnesota/rice-lake

City of Rice Lake Comprehensive Plan


The City of Duluth is considered a Medium City with a population of 86,625 and 11,632 businesses.
The economy of Duluth employs 79,387 people and has an unemployment rate of 4.7%. Some of the largest industries in Duluth are Professional Services (932),Physicians & Surgeon (548), and Family & General Practice Physicians (536).  Source:  https://www.chamberofcommerce.com/united-states/minnesota/duluth

Duluth Economic Development Authority


APEX   

APEX is an economic and business development organization based in Duluth. The APEX Region of northeast Minnesota and northwest Wisconsin is rich with resources, infrastructure, and workforce to support your growth and success.  Their experienced team of professionals understands what regional assets and tools will align with the needs of your business.


Grow Minnesota! Partnership – Minnesota Chamber of Commerce

Founded by the Minnesota Chamber in 2002, the Grow Minnesota! Partnership leads premier private-sector statewide business retention, business assistance, and business expansion programs in Minnesota. The program operates year-round in partnership with close to 70 local chambers and economic development organizations statewide.  LEARN MORE

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