Yesterday was Mayor Nancy Harris’s State of the City Address, and we were thrilled to have been in attendance as well as being mentioned in her slide show! Her presentation focused on building the city to become a desirable place for Millennials (born 1982-2000) in order for growth. Faye Edmonson summed up the event perfectly on Patch.com by quoting Mayor Harris’s main points:
- “Young professionals also want to have opportunities to become engaged in the community”
- “Young professionals usually organize around issues rather than go to meetings on a regular basis”
- “Today’s young people tend to be lifelong learners looking for authenticity”
- “If we involve young people in our city, they’re going to stay here”
- Nancy also mentioned the Work Spot in her speech by emphasizing the importance of entrepreneurs in the community: “Providing multiple earning options where young entrepreneurs can flourish, such as the Work Spot, a coworking environment, also are desirable.”
We understand the importance of collaboration, connectedness, entrepreneurship, and guess what? So do Millennials. With this in mind, we have very exciting programs for Millennials and entrepreneurs at the Work Spot.
Our goals for 2013 coincide with Nancy Harris and the city of Duluth; we can’t wait to see local businesses grow, community involvement evolve, and for Duluth to become a hub for entrepreneurs to come for resources, support, and success.
Duluth Economic Manager Chris McGahee, left, with Kristin Donaldson, who represented The Work Spot. Credit: Faye Edmundson