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Artsy Shipping City: The transformation of Duluth
Artsy Shipping City: The transformation of Duluth
Artsy Shipping City: The transformation of Duluth
Artsy Shipping City: The transformation of Duluth
Artsy Shipping City: The transformation of Duluth
Artsy Shipping City: The transformation of Duluth
Artsy Shipping City: The transformation of Duluth
Artsy Shipping City: The transformation of Duluth
Artsy Shipping City: The transformation of Duluth
Artsy Shipping City: The transformation of Duluth
Artsy Shipping City: The transformation of Duluth
Artsy Shipping City: The transformation of Duluth
Artsy Shipping City: The transformation of Duluth
Artsy Shipping City: The transformation of Duluth
Artsy Shipping City: The transformation of Duluth
Artsy Shipping City: The transformation of Duluth
Artsy Shipping City: The transformation of Duluth
Artsy Shipping City: The transformation of Duluth
Artsy Shipping City: The transformation of Duluth
Artsy Shipping City: The transformation of Duluth
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Artsy Shipping City: The transformation of Duluth

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Drew Digby of DEED for the Blandin Broadband conference talks about economic and community development in Duluth Minnesota

Drew Digby of DEED for the Blandin Broadband conference talks about economic and community development in Duluth Minnesota

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  • 1. Drew Digby, Regional Labor Market Analyst, Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development
  • 2. Overview
    • Quick movie about Duluth and the region
    • The economic transformation
    • The dramatic recent changes
    • What’s worked.
    • What remain as our challenges
  • 3.  
  • 4. Duluth in 1980
    • The two biggest employers in 1980 were the government and manufacturing.
    • Direct Manufacturing jobs in Duluth accounted for exactly 12% of all jobs.
    • Government jobs, including the air force base, accounted for 23.9% of all jobs.
    • About 5% of all jobs were related to the port and railroads.
  • 5. Duluth’s Fall
    • Some have said that Duluth is where the Rust Belt began.
    • In 1981, the U.S. Steel plant closed, followed shortly afterward by the Duluth Air Force Base.
    • Unemployment rates in the 1980s reached 15%. Between 1980 and 1982, the number of people employed in Duluth fell by 4,000, or about 10% of all jobs in the city were just gone.
  • 6. Duluth in 2009
    • The unemployment rate in Duluth in October 2009 was 7.1%. It was the 6 th month in a row that the unemployment rate was lower than both the state and national rates.
    • Even in the middle of the recession we have more than 58,000 jobs (compared to just 40,000 at the depths of the 1980s recession).
    • We have restaurants and stores opening in a recession. So much theater, music and other art that the biggest complaint is tracking it.
  • 7. Higher Education
    • Five colleges and universities in the Twin Ports (Duluth and Superior) enroll about 22,000 students.
    • October now matches the summer months for peak employment.
    • The institutions employ more than 2,800 workers at better than average wages .
  • 8. Architecture and Engineering
    • 2003-2008. Sector grew by 72.4% in Duluth, peaking at just over 800 employees before dipping slightly in the recession, though companies have been adding back substantially since March.
  • 9. Computer System Design
    • Just one part of the Information Technology Sector. It grew from 240 employees in 2003 to 468 in 2008.
    • The larger Information Technology sector has 1,290 professionals in the Metro area, plus support staff.
  • 10. Health Care
    • In 2008, Health Care accounted for over 28% of the jobs in Duluth and more than 30% of the wages.
    • Just a service? No the Duluth market has found a niche to export, access to services, especially a variety of long-term care.
  • 11. Manufacturing and Government
    • Manufacturing, now just 5.8% of the jobs, less than half the percent just 30 years before.
    • Government Jobs, once nearly a quarter of all jobs, accounted for just 16.4% of the jobs in 2008, and that with higher education now accounting for a quarter of those jobs. Without the growth of colleges and universities, government employment would half what it once was.
  • 12. Networks of Support
    • Entrepreneurial Support. Small business development centers plus the Northeast Entrepreneur Fund plus various pools of investment capital and loans
    • The shifting terrain of economic development agencies, that despite struggles, have done some amazing things.
    • Professional organizations, especially in technology and professional fields
  • 13. Private Investment, Public Initiatives
    • There have been some amazing investors who’ve put their investment here. Hotels. Cirrus.
    • Interesting entrepreneurs:
      • True Ride/Epicurean.
      • Points North Consulting.
      • Sinex Aviation.
      • Alan Zeppa and Zeitgeist Arts
  • 14. Key Recent Initiatives
    • Bridge Syndicate
    • Attracting and Retaining Young Adults
    • Social Capital
    • Knight Creative Communities Initiative
      • Art Works
      • Sustainable Twin Ports
      • Pathways
    • Fit City Duluth
    • Duluth at Work
    • Blandin Community Leadership Program
  • 15. Key Recent Initiatives
    • At Home in Duluth
    • CREATE
    • Storefront Loan Program
    • Connect the Dots
    • Pioneering Healthier Communities
    • Prosperity Agenda
    • FUSE Duluth/Duluth Young Professionals
    • The DUSU
    • PerfectDuluthDay.com
  • 16. It’s the Momentum
    • Pathways. A train ride/bike ride and 6 bike racks. But it started the momentum.
    • Now it’s not just Grandma’s Marathon, but the Ten-Hour Triathlon
    • Would ArtWorks have gone anywhere without Zeppa? Maybe, but the momentum they created together.
    • New Ideas, ways of doing things take time. Minnesotans aren’t the best with new ideas or new people.
  • 17. Challenge: Economic Sustainability
    • How long will all of these new ideas pay off? Do we always need to be on the next curve?
    • More theater/music? How do we educate the audience and keep them growing.
  • 18. Boomer Retirements
    • How will businesses, community leadership, non-profit intuitions react as the Boomers retire. Where will the pressures be on spending?
  • 19. The B.A. dilemma
    • One of the best thing a young adult can do for their lifetime income is to get a B.A. degree, especially a B.A. degree in Liberal Arts.
    • The worst thing a young adult can do for their immediate job prospects in a smaller city is have a B.A. degree in the Liberal Arts.
  • 20. Thank you
    • Drew Digby
    • Regional Labor Market Analyst
    • Department of Employment and Economic Development
    • State of Minnesota
    • 218.723.4775
    • [email_address]

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