I’ve written before that Cirrus Design in Duluth is one of the secret success stories in Minnesota. In Minnesota, it doesn’t get much publicity because it’s not in the Twin Cities. Outside of Minnesota — at least in the aviation business — it’s a household name.
But even success stories have hard times and Cirrus, which makes small airplanes and is just getting into the personal jet business, is laying of 8 percent of its workforce. That’s 74 jobs — well-paying jobs — in Duluth.