We Support Mining

Jobs for Minnesotans debuted a radio advertisement that speaks to the views of real, every day Minnesotans. Hoyt Lakes Mayor Mark Skelton shares his story and reasons for embracing and supporting a new era of sustainable mining in Minnesota.




Our state holds a tremendous economic opportunity right beneath our feet. We encourage you to get involved and:


…for job creation by joining Jobs for Minnesotans


…about why you support responsible mining

Jobs for Minnesotans is a coalition of organizations brought together and committed to advancing one common goal, job creation in Minnesota. Co-founded by the Minnesota Building and Construction Trades Council and the Minnesota Chamber of Commerce, Jobs for Minnesotans consists of organizations that represent Minnesotans: businesses, middle class workers, labor and local governments among others.

Working together through this coalition, business and labor hope to inform Minnesotans about the enormous opportunity to create thousands of jobs while revitalizing Minnesota’s economy. This opportunity is the development of strategic metals mining (copper, nickel, platinum and palladium), which – combined with the state’s rich heritage in iron mining – can significantly increase jobs and economic development for the state.