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The Development Association works with businesses and business owners to help them flourish in Superior – Douglas County area. Through our partnerships with local business development centers like the: Small Business Development Center, US Small Business Administration, and the Northeast Entrepreneur Fund we offer businesses access to local resources through partnerships, advocacy and networking.

Low or No Cost Assistance

The Development Association is a not-for profit organization. We offer most our programs at no-cost or low costs to business seeking our expertise. (Fees from third-party referrals may incur fees with third-party.)

Customized Assistance

Whether your business needs access to educational resources, or you are a small business owner who needs training on different aspects of running and growing your business the association is happy to help or connect you with local sources for assistance. We also offer support through advocacy for local business on issues that affect them.

Complete Confidence

We provide our assistance to businesses under strict confidentiality. The Development Association will not publicly provide information on your business without your consent. You can rest assured you’re your involvement with us will be kept private. Whether it is aiding you in locating sources of funding or connecting your business to local resources that can meet your needs, we operate under the strictest confidence.

Referrals & Networking

We know getting referrals and networking with potential customers or other business owners can be difficult. The Development Association is made up of several well connected business people in the Superior Douglas County area who can help you grow network for your business. As your business grows and evolves we offer you continued support in helping you build relationships with other local business owners.

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