Duluth small business receive hearty support from Mayor Harris

February 3, 2013 by  

Mayor Nancy Harris has urged community leaders to get behind local Duluth businesses in a bid to attract more young professional visitors and residents to the city. Using her 2013 State of the City address, Mayor Harris addressed a gathered reception of over 250 local names.

She called for Duluth to grasp the mantle and build itself up as a go to place for young professionals, highlighting that increasing numbers of people age under 45 are looking to move away from Atlanta.

Saying that they are looking closely at smaller areas like Duluth to move to instead, she called on the city to make itself “cool”.

This can be achieved, she said, by redeveloping downtown Duluth into a food and entertainment center. Along with having a great shopping district, she feels these things are important to attracting the young crowd.

To make things work, she also called upon local small businesses to take action, through advertising themselves well. Local print companies can help with this, through flyer printing, poster printing, and all manner of other ideas.

Calling on the attendees at the January 22 Gwinnett Center event too, Mayor Harris said it was up to everyone to tap into the next generation of entrepreneurs.

She also highlighted the importance of regular events, like the Duluth Fall Festival, which can attract visitors. Ensuring poster printing and wider advertising is done well will no doubt see numbers boosted – something which can be said of all concerts, special events, and other festivals put on by local organizations.