Duluth & St. Louis County at the Capitol

Advocacy for Northeastern Minnesota Priorities

We are strong together: Northeastern Minnesota needs your help to be the voice of business to our elected officials.

Please join us for Duluth and St. Louis County Days at the Capitol February 8 and 9 as we aggressively advocate for several key legislative priorities for our community and region during the 2023 legislative session.

2023 Legislative Priorities

Minnesota’s historic budget surplus is projected to be around $17.6 billion. Meanwhile, there are many new legislators at the State Capitol, including in northeastern Minnesota. That means our collective voice in St. Paul will be as important as ever.

The 2023 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 requests for our membership.

These regional projects and funding requests are detailed within the 2023 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.

The Priorities Booklet, linked below, is designed for optimal interaction:

  • Navigate through the Table of Contents.
  • Follow the links to continue reading about each entity and priority.
  • Engage with our sponsors by visiting their websites.
  • Locate easy access to D&SLC Event information.

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

In its 26th year, Duluth and St. Louis County at the Capitol Days is the largest regional advocacy event in the state. The Duluth Area Chamber is collaborating with the City of Duluth and St. Louis County, along with several community stakeholders, to bring the voice of Northeastern Minnesota to elected officials. Together with a unified voice, advocacy efforts generated by this event aim to attract funding for regional projects, tell the stories of our challenges, celebrate our accomplishments, and illustrate how Duluth and St. Louis County seek legislative support this year.

This event traditionally attracts over 500 people from Northeastern Minnesota. Throughout the day, Duluthians and Northeastern Minnesotans meet with legislators from all over Minnesota. The same evening, legislators and their staff join the contingency at 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 voters.

2023 D&SLC Event Details

26th Annual
Duluth & St. Louis County at the Capitol Days
Wednesday, February 8, 2023 and Thursday, February 9, 2023
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, February 8
4:30pm – 8:00pm
InterContinental St. Paul Riverfront Hotel
Free to Attend

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, February 9
9:00am – 10:30am
InterContinental St. Paul Riverfront Hotel
$35 Per Guest

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. All rooms at the InterContinental are filled at this time. 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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