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Center for Economic Development, Duluth

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Helping businesses succeed

NRRI works closely with CED for entrepreneurial support. Visit their website for more information.

Each year the Center for Economic Development works with more than 900 of the 8,500 plus companies in Northeastern Minnesota, facilitating more than $20 million in loans, and assisting in the creation, retention, and stabilization of more than 3,000 jobs. CED covers northeastern Minnesota with a main office in downtown Duluth and satellite offices in Cook, Ely, Grand Rapids, Hermantown, International Falls, Lake County and the Quad Cities.

Consulting programs provide one-on-one services to business start-ups and existing businesses to cover:

  • Business expansion
  • Starting a Business
  • Feasibility analysis and studies
  • Market Research
  • Advertising/sales
  • Financial analysis
  • Loan packaging
  • Record Keeping systems
  • Exit planning
  • E-commerce
  • Website development and analysis
  • Software search and recommendations
  • Hardware and network specifications
  • Accounting software analysis
  • Export Assistance
  • Manufacturing assessment
  • Research and development for value-added products

UMD CED also offers business and computer workshops to businesses and entrepreneurs throughout the region.

UMD CED provides resources through email newsletters, Focus Group Facility, in-house business resource center, and on-line website resources.

For more information visit the Center for Economic Development website.