Richard is headed to the Northland today to speak at the Duluth,MN-Superior, WI Area Community Foundation's annual meeting. The area is one of amazing beauty, interesting history and familiar challenges:
News story today in the Duluth News Tribune:
Fur trading put what became the Duluth area on the map in the late 17th century.
In the late 1800s, iron ore and timber made Duluth a boomtown.
in this century, creativity, or the ability of workers to synthesize
new ideas and efficiencies, will be the defining resource the Zenith
City must mine if it is to flourish.
Read the full article here.
Let’s make economic development about everyone’s prosperity
...But the Duluth area also needs to address the challenges the community
faces: How to embrace territorial assets in a sustainable way. How to
tap into resources such as the human capital of those who graduate from
Northland schools and then move away. How to build more ties, bridges
and relationships across groups that don’t normally associate with one
another. And, most important, how to embrace and welcome new people and
Read the full op-ed here.
Posted by Amanda.