Jobs for Minnesotans was co-founded in 2012 by the Minnesota Building and Construction Trades Council representing more than 55,000 workers and the Minnesota Chamber of Commerce representing 2,300 companies and 500,000 employees. This coalition represents businesses, labor, communities and other supporters of job creation and investment in the state of Minnesota.
We serve as a platform for supporters to get involved and work together to promote critical industries with some of the largest potential for job creation in the state of Minnesota. Today our focus is on two primary industries — responsible mining and safe energy transportation via pipelines. As part of our work, Jobs for Minnesotans provides the public and key stakeholders with information about the industries we support and the much-needed economic opportunities and direct and ancillary jobs they create that pay a family-sustaining wage for the people of northeastern Minnesota.
Expanding on Minnesota’s natural resources heritage, the state has the opportunity to gain thousands of jobs for generations of Minnesotans by safely extracting minerals from one of the world’s largest known, untapped sources of copper, nickel, platinum, palladium, cobalt and gold located in northeastern Minnesota’s Duluth Complex. Additionally, pipelines provide the chance to transport needed energy supplies across the state, bringing thousands of jobs and billions in economic impact to Minnesota.