Minnesota’s mining industry has provided thousands of Minnesota jobs for 130 years, fueling the economy of northeast Minnesota, supporting families and contributing to community growth. Mining’s economic legacy continues in northeast Minnesota today. Looking to the future, the Twin Metals Minnesota project has the potential to be among the world’s lowest-cost sources of copper, nickel and platinum group metals for nearly a century.
Once operational, TMM expects to directly employ 650 people long-term in northeastern Minnesota, and create another 1,300 non-mining jobs in industries such as equipment suppliers, manufacturing, retail, healthcare, automotive and more. Several million labor hours will be generated during construction, on par with the number of construction and related professional jobs created by projects such as U.S. Bank Stadium and Target Field in the Twin Cities. Even in its design stage the TMM Project has supported up to 200 direct and consultant/contractor positions and additional spinoff jobs.