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An MPR Online Forum: Economic Prospects for the Arrowhead

Posted at 2:00 PM on April 4, 2011 by Michael Caputo

The Northlands NewsCenter and MPR News holds a live forum on Tuesday to discuss the economic evolution underway in Northeastern Minnesota. But if you can't make it to the Radisson, you can still join the conversation... right here, online at 7 p.m. on Tuesday.

We'll keep a running liveblog of the Duluth events. But we want your comments and insights on topics such as new proposed mining projects in the region and continued development of the shoreline.

Want a little background? We've got it...
Click here for a discussion that aired on KBJR with two economists and their view on the economic future for the region.
Click here to get a sense of how people in Duluth view tourism's evolution in the region.
Click here to learn how Grand Marais residents see improved broadband access as an economic asset.
Click here to read how Virginia leaders grapple with the struggles of their local hospital, the area's largest employer (going here will take you away from this page - hit back to return)

Join the discussion:

KBJR's Barbara Reyelts interviewed Drew Digby, labor analyst for the state and Tony Barrett, a Professor of economics for an overview.

Regional sources in MPR's Public Insight Network talked about tourism's place in the local economy.

Broadband accessibility is as poor in Grand Marais and Cook County as any place in the state. A new $16 million federal stimulus award will create a new broadband infrastructure. We spoke to sources from that area in MPR's Public Insight Network to find out what the project might mean for business.

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