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September 9, 2004
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University of Minnesota Duluth Center for Economic Development
Names Assistant Business Development Specialist

Pamela Sarvela was hired as Assistant Business Development Specialist at the University of Minnesota Duluth Center for Economic Development (CED) on August 23, 2004. Pam will be providing assistance to small and medium sized companies throughout the region through the Duluth,Virginia and Natural Resource Research Institute (NRRI) offices of the CED.

Pam is a Certified Economic Developer (CED) from the International Economic Development Council and has lived and/or worked in the N.E. Minnesota region all of her life. She earned a Master of Arts Degree in organizational management from Concordia University in St. Paul and a Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of Minnesota Duluth. Prior to joining the UMD Center for Economic Development, Pam served as a business and marketing instructor for the Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College. She was also an employee of Minnesota Power for over 22 years in the areas of economic development, power marketing, systems and procedures, customer accounting and human resources.

The UMD Center for Economic Development is a joint program of the Labovitz School of Business and Economics (LSBE), the Natural Resources Research Institute (NRRI) and the UMD College of Science and Engineering. The CED actively contributes to the regional economy by assisting entrepreneurs and small and medium-sized businesses with business planning, market research, and access to capital.

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