LISC National
What We Do

Economic Development

Economic development initiatives boost the health of neighborhoods by investing in the physical and social assets of a community. We invest in programs that support entrepreneurship, attract new businesses, diversify the local retail mix and stimulate employment in Duluth's neighborhoods. It's the comprehensive development that grows local job opportunities and incomes, and brings goods and services to places where they're needed.

Small Business Support

Duluth LISC's small business loan program offers financing to small, for-profit businesses for everything from acquisition to equipment to working capital and storefront enhancement. Working with the Entrepreneur Fund, we offer a dynamic business training program designed to accelerate and ease the transition from small business owner to CEO.

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Advancing Lincoln Park

Duluth LISC provides operating support to Ecolibrium3 and the Entrepreneur Fund to lead revitalization efforts in the Lincoln Park neighborhood. Advancing Lincoln Park is a group of neighborhood businesses bringing seasoned and new entreprenuers together to forge the Lincoln Park Craft Business District.

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Lars Kuehnow, Neighborhood Development Officer