A ‘Catalyst’ for economic change

22 Mar 2021

Lake Country, Cooperative Light and Power, Arrowhead

The Catalyst Story Institute envisions a day when Duluth is a major hub of independent television and episodic storytelling, feeding the world’s endless appetite for new streaming content. In 2019, the in-person Catalyst Content Festival drew 1,100 television executives, creators, and fans to Duluth and brought $1.7 million into the local economy.  

Now, with the recently announced connection with Duluth Sister Cities International, Catalyst is extending its global outreach. “A key goal is to create long-term relationships between Duluth and the artists’ home cities,” explained Ben Thwaits, executive director of Duluth Sister Cities International.  

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