Destination Duluth’s formation and growth since 2013 has depended upon a dedicated core of inspired volunteers, talented board members, over 300 high caliber photographers who graciously donate their images for a credit, and area businesses who have recognized the importance of our purpose, mission, vision and values.
City of Duluth and former Mayor Don Ness were early champions, supporting our ongoing media development, Outside Magazine Contest and Celebrate Winter initiative. Other key support early on came from Maurices, Essentia, Minnesota Power and Enbridge as major employers who saw the value in how the messaging we were creating supported their employee recruitment efforts and community development plans. Early supporters from the business sector were PureDriven, South Pier Inn, Gilbert Law, Ski Hut, Spirit Mountain, Otis Magie and Art in The Alley, all participating in our foundational sustaining partner campaign.
In 2016-2017, Duluth Superior Area Community Foundation supported developing an intern program for Labovitz School for Entrepreneurship students that engaged them in opportunities to help us grow our reach to area young people while strengthening our message that Duluth is your Destination for Life!
These community partners and investments have been managed frugally to grow our organization to its present status. This website, co-funded by City of Duluth and Essentia, showcases our funding partners, creative collaborations and new initiatives that will be part of transforming our community and its future.
Below is the list of the current or recent sustaining partners of Destination Duluth