Economic Development

Silver Bay Eco-Industrial Business Park

Silver Bay’s Eco-Industrial Business Park¬†is located on U.S. highway 61, approximately 56 miles northeast of Duluth on the shores of Lake Superior. The park is roughly¬†110 acres with irregular property lines. The site is mostly wooded with natural drainage from northwest to southeast with slopes varying from 5% to 15%.

Access to the park is by highway 61 and its one of the few parcels that is properly zoned for development and served by municipal water and sewer services. In 1995, the City completed major renovations to its waste-water treatment facility in order that it can handle any type of proposed business. Minnesota Pollution Control Agency has given high marks for our operation of the waste-water treatment facility on an annual basis.

Persons or businesses wishing to locate or relocate to one of Minnesota’s most scenic areas on the North Shore of Lake Superior should contact the City Administrator’s Office in Silver Bay by phone 218-226-4408, fax 218-226-4068 or email.

The City will subdivide to suit tenants. Prices are negotiable. Environmentally sensitive businesses who desire scenic surroundings and a high quality of life and workforce should seriously consider the opportunities afforded in our Eco-Industrial Business Park.

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Mary MacDonald Center

The Mary MacDonald Center is a 68,000 sq. ft. facility located in Silver Bay, zoned as a Planned Unit Development. This zoning allows for multiple uses and makes the center the perfect location for a business incubator. Individual units are available with sizes starting at 600 sq. ft. Originally constructed as a school, the center includes amenities such as a commercial kitchen extended ceiling gymnasium and a courtyard garden. Both wired and wireless high speed internet connections are available and with the existing businesses located in the center, there is ample foot traffic. Full utilities are included in most leases, along with ample weekday parking and managerial services. Contact City Administrator, Lana Fralich at 218.226.4408 for more information.

Current Lessees at the Mary MacDonald Center

 

Business Loan Programs

Community Business Loan Program Information Forms

Storefront Loan Program Information and Forms