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West Duluth Business Club discusses comp plan

The West Duluth Business Club will meet for a luncheon 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 31 in the Banquet Room at Mr. D's Bar & Grill, 5622 Grand Ave. The cost is the price of food ordered off the luncheon menu.

Ben VanTassel, senior planner of Community Planning for the City of Duluth, will lead an open forum to talk about the Comprehensive Plan which will be kicking off in September 2016. Ben would like to get ideas of West Duluth business needs for the planning process, which will include looking at areas regarding economic development, transportation, housing and open space.

Josh MacInnes will share some information about a new pilot loan program called Advance West, part of the 1200 Fund Loan Program specifically for the Western area of Duluth, as a means to encourage new businesses and expansion of existing businesses.

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