STAFF BLOG CAPITOL CHATTER Dayton frustrates businesses
By Andrew Tellijohn
Many in Minnesotas business community were pleased with the Legislatures performance during the 2012 legislative session, but they are frustrated with Gov. Mark Dayton for scuttli... Posted on 5/21/12 at 4:36 AM
STAFF BLOG TWIN PORTS BUSINESS Do welcome students, chamber sez
It won't be long before that wave of college students return to the Duluth area for the school year.
About 26,000 of them, according to the Duluth Chamber of Commerce. And for local retailers, restaur... Posted on 7/31/10 at 6:03 AM
We are attracting and retaining more young adults within our workforce. This has enabled Duluth’s income structure to more closely resemble more cosmopolitan cities, such as Minneapolis, where young professionals are the key drivers of the economy.
Outgoing superintendent Keith Dixon boldly accomplished what he was empowered to do: implement and bring to a close the most comprehensive, inclusive and sustainable long-range facilities plan ever accomplished by the district.
Questions need to be asked, such as: Should the city own and operate two public golf courses? Should the city be in the blacktop business and be paving streets? Should the city be a provider of utilities, such as natural gas and steam?
The management and operation of the city of Duluth’s public utilities (water, natural gas and sanitary sewer) will soon change. If you own property in Duluth, you will feel the financial impact of this.
The Chamber’s leadership views our community’s challenges with positive expectancy. When our board of directors gathers for its annual off-site planning session, we call the session an “advance” instead of a “retreat.”
Community members who want to cast a vote in anger — for not getting to vote on the facilities plan — will be at the polls. We who support the facilities plan need to also cast our vote. The stakes are high.
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