Deb DeLuca: THE TCB 100: PEOPLE TO KNOW IN 2019 / EMERGING

Saturday, December 01, 2018

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Deb DeLuca is the first woman to take charge of the Duluth port. Named executive director in August, she had served as the Port Authority’s government and environmental affairs director since 2014. The Port Authority doesn’t just make sure the ore boats and other ships can safely navigate the harbor; it’s also charged with broader economic development. The port is thriving—so much so that the authority had to move its offices away from the dock to make room for businesses to expand. As the port’s new captain, DeLuca will be looking for ways to help expand the city’s industrial base; Duluth’s economy, after all, is not just driven by tourists.

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"2016 Top State for Business"

CNBC


"Minnesota lands back in top 10 of tech-business rankings"

Star Tribune


"#1 State for Quality of Life"

Forbes


"Fastest-Growing State for Technology Jobs"

Dice, 2015


"Among the Top 10 Most Innovative States"

Bloomberg


"Among the Top 15 Best States for Doing Business"

Forbes


"#3 in Overall Healthcare"

U.S. News & World Report