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Eh? Creative growth

Edna dos Santos-Duisenberg says that if a community wants to grow economically, it needs to get creative. The acclaimed economist is in Duluth for a month beginning today to discuss her research on how creative endeavors tend to be recession-proof.

The Alworth Institute at the University of Minnesota is hosting dos Santos-Duisenberg, who will give a lecture tonight in Montague Hall on campus. It begins at 7 p.m. and will be followed by a reception.

According to a release from the institute, dos Santos-Duisenberg encourages a “creative nexus” to draw investment in jobs, innovation and trade. Her theories fall in line with a new major at UMD that focusses on cultural entrepreneurship.

There will be other opportunities to hear the economist speak at 7 p.m. lectures: April 16 at Teatro Zuccone and April 30 at the UMD library.