Senator Simonson Advocates for Duluth Bonding Projects

Duluth, Minn. – The Senate Capital Investment Committee was on hand Thursday to hear from community members and advocates for several local bonding projects in Duluth. As a major economic and regional hub, the return on state investment in Duluth can be felt throughout the region according to Senator Erik Simonson (DFL-Duluth).

“Duluth features some of the most unique qualities of any city in the state: we’re an international port, a bustling tourist destination, and an innovator in health care and higher education,” said Senator Simonson. “We have a growing community that can reach new heights with new investment that can capitalize on these trends while bringing benefits for the entire region.”

The Capital Investment Committee made a stop at the Duluth Entertainment Convention Center to hear presentations for port development assistance grants and coastal infrastructure rehabilitation and toured the Western Lake Superior Sanitary District to see the combined heat and power energy system’s engine generators. 

“We know that a bonding bill will be the major focus of the 2020 Legislative Session, and these tours give legislators from across the state a firsthand experience of these vital projects,” said Senator Simonson. “When Duluth is doing well, the whole state benefits, and state investment will bring about even more growth.”

Erik Simonson represents District 7 in northeastern Minnesota.

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