We’re excited to have grown from one city in 2012 to three cities in 2019. There is something unique about each city we report on. Each has a unique personality, each has a specific type of resident and each has a thriving development scene. Take a look below and discover all that makes these cities part of our family.



Population: 86,066

Duluth is a unique city located on the picturesque shores of Lake Superior. In 2014 Duluth was awarded the title of the “Best Town Ever” and in 2017 was named the nation’s “Least-Stressed City.”

The city is a community made up of outdoor enthusiasts, families, business individuals and a thriving tourism scene. There’s a rapidly growing brewery and distillery scene and an arts and theater district that is also thriving after the completion of a multi-milllion dollar restoration of the historic NorShor Theatre.

Oh yes, and there’s even more growth coming.

One project to spotlight is the recent announcement by Essentia Health and St. Luke’s for two massive medical development projects that together are expected to cost over $1 billion. These projects will transform the already thriving medical district into one of the best in the country.

Retail development within the city is also occurring at a fast pace with a number of new commercial buildings and developments being constructed in the Duluth Heights area. Last but not least the city is expected to add thousands of new residential units over the next few years.

When you read all that it’s clear why The Development Tracker chose Duluth as one of our cities to track.

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Population: 422,331

Located along the shores of the Mississippi River, Minneapolis is the most populous city within the state of Minnesota. What began as a flour milling city has since prospered and developed into a thriving multi-cultural metropolis.

Minneapolis is home to a number of Fortune 500 companies such as Target Corporation, U.S. Bancorp and General Mills just to name a few. The city is home to the world’s longest continuous skyway system and in total it covers over 70 square blocks making it easy to get around Downtown without ever having to go outside. Just outside downtown is the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden which is the country’s largest urban sculpture garden.

Aside from those interesting facts Minneapolis is also growing at a rapid rate. A plan was set into action in 2006 to increase the Downtown residential population from 30,000 to more than 70,000 by 2025. By 2018 the Downtown population already surging past 45,000 with the goal of reaching 70,000 by 2025 now expecting to be passed.

What does that mean? There’s a lot development happening right now in Minneapolis and it’s not just Downtown. Billions of dollars in construction are being invested in the city with each passing year and this makes Minneapolis a perfect city fit for The Development Tracker.

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Population: 306,621

Serving as Minnesota’s picturesque Capital, St. Paul gives all the historic charm that one could ever desire along with the attributes of a big a city.

St. Paul was founded in 1854 and has actually served as Minnesota’s Capital since 1849 when Minnesota was just a territory. The city is filled with historic buildings of all types and is home to Summit Avenue, the longest preserved avenue of Victorian Homes in the country. The city was also home at one point in time to the famous authors F. Scott Fitzgerald and Sinclair Lewis.

While St. Paul may be an older historic city it is one that is getting a breath of new life. The Downtown core is beginning to see a number of different developments occur which include new housing, hospitality and commercial projects. The neighborhoods outside of the Downtown core are also thriving with hundreds of projects underway. In April 2019 Allianz Field will officially open in the Midway neighborhood and become the home to Minnesota’s first major league soccer team, the Minnesota United FC.

While St. Paul may be our newest city to track development in we think it is going to be one of the most interesting cities to watch grow over the coming years.

You’re already here at The Development Tracker | St. Paul, so why not take a minute to explore and see just where St. Paul is growing and thriving.