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The Development Association champions business growth, creation, recruitment, and retention, in the City of Superior and Douglas County, Wisconsin.

Big or small, old or new, the Development Association offers services that are essential to all kinds of businesses. From addressing the needs of a single person, to rallying the community behind a larger cause, The Development Association is on the job, making sure the gears of business continue moving.

The Development Association of Superior & Douglas County serves the Northland: Duluth MN, Superior WI MSA, and Douglas County areas.

We offer:

  • Counseling, education & even a loan fund.

  • Professional assistance to bring in new business.

  • Help to build and develop local entrepreneurs.

  • An active expansion and retention program.


The Development Association also manages the Superior Business Center and the Douglas County Revolving Loan Fund.


Douglas County Video Tour

Watch the videos below to see what we have to offer!



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Starting out or keeping a business strong, it’s imperative to have a strategic team who sees the larger picture. The Development Association helps businesses navigate their way, in the often uncharted, business landscape. With over 50 years of perspective, we can help prioritize and advise your business to keep you pointed in the direction of success.



In modern business, who you know is important; at The Development Association we help you make the contacts and connections you need to bring your business visions to reality. Bringing private businesses, local government, state regulatory bodies, and service providers to the table, we make sure your business knows “what’s next” and who can help.



The Development Association embraces transparency in business. We provide guidance through the myriad of laws, regulations, and general misunderstandings that grind businesses to a halt. Vigilantly, we acknowledge and address potential issues bringing them to your attention.

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