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 largest and lowest-cost sources of copper, nickel and platinum group metals for nearly a century.
The Twin Metals Minnesota project will have significant positive economic impact in the region and throughout the state of Minnesota. During construction, the mine project will generate thousands of construction jobs in a variety of skill areas. When operational, the project will generate hundreds – potentially thousands – of long-term mining jobs, spin off jobs in support industries, and jobs and economic growth in new manufacturing sectors.