Duluth & St. Louis County at the Capitol

Advocacy for Northeastern Minnesota Priorities

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Please join us for Duluth and St. Louis County Days at the Capitol March 6 and 7 as we advocate for several key legislative priorities for our community and region during the 2024 legislative session.

2024 Legislative Priorities

The 2024 legislative priorities include several key areas that will positively impact the region, including housing, economic development, childcare, workforce development, support for the 148th Fighter Wing, key projects for the City of Duluth and St. Louis County, and several important bonding and policy related requests for our membership throughout the region.

These regional projects and funding requests are detailed within the 2024 Legislative Priorities Booklet. This booklet will be mailed to Minnesota legislators, distributed at the Duluth & St. Louis County at the Capitol events next month, and is now available to you digitally.

What is Duluth & St. Louis County at the Capitol?

In its 27th year, Duluth and St. Louis County at the Capitol Days is the largest regional advocacy event in the state. The Duluth Area Chamber and Duluth Area Chamber Foundation are once again collaborating with the City of Duluth and St. Louis County, along with a record number of key community stakeholders and sponsors, to bring the voice of Northeastern Minnesota to elected officials at the state level. Together with a unified voice, advocacy efforts generated by this event aim to attract funding for regional projects, tell the stories of our challenges and opportunities, celebrate our accomplishments, and illustrate how Duluth and St. Louis County seek legislative support this year.

We had record attendance at the event last year, with over 500 guests attending the Grand Reception. 2024 is poised to be our biggest and best year yet. Throughout the first day, key stakeholders will meet with legislators from all over Minnesota to discuss priorities in NE MN. That evening, legislators and their staff join the contingency at the main event, an informal reception designed to promote continual dialogue. As a result of this event, lawmakers at the Capitol hear about our region’s legislative initiatives directly from those directly involved. On the morning of Mach 7, the formal event concludes with a legislative breakfast where we’ll hear directly from city, county and Chamber leaders, along with senior members of our local state delegation. We are excited to announce that Governor Tim Walz will once again serve as our keynote speaker at the breakfast.

2024 D&SLC Event Details

27th Annual
Duluth & St. Louis County at the Capitol Days
Wednesday, March 6, 2024 and Thursday, March 7, 2024
St. Paul, Minnesota

Join us in St. Paul at one or both of these events:

Grand Reception

Legislators and their staff are invited to the Grand Reception to meet local stakeholders and discuss developments in the Northland. Visit vendor booths, enjoy local food and beverages and have our voices heard.

Wednesday, March 6
4:30pm – 8:00pm
InterContinental St. Paul Riverfront Hotel
Free to Attend (walk-ins welcome)

Legislative Breakfast

Learn from Minnesota’s leading elected officials what is unfolding within the Senate and House. Find out how Duluth and St. Louis County are faring within this legislative session.

Thursday, March 7
9:00am – 10:30am
InterContinental St. Paul Riverfront Hotel
$35 Per Guest (walk-ins welcome, until full)

Location & Hotel Accommodations

InterContinental Saint Paul Riverfront Hotel
Location of Grand Reception & Legislative Breakfast
11 East Kellogg BLVD, St. Paul

The location of the Grand Reception and the Legislative Breakfast will be at the InterContinental St. Paul Riverfront Hotel. Our room block does fill. Alternative hotels nearby:

  • DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel St. Paul Downtown
  • Hampton Inn & Suites Downtown St. Paul
  • Holiday Inn St. Paul Downtown
  • Hotel 340
  • Hyatt Place St. Paul / Downtown
  • The Saint Paul Hotel

Please join us for Duluth & St. Louis County Days at the Capitol to help us support these important efforts.

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Thank You to Our Sponsors

The Duluth Area Chamber of Commerce serves as the premier advocate for commerce and industry by facilitating interaction among business, government, education, labor, and the greater community by actively creating innovative opportunities for business to advance within local and global economies and encourages fairness in the political process by serving to help educate our members rather than endorsing or supporting political parties or affiliations.