19 Apr 2017
April 19, 2017

Study Shows Mining Impact Triples Tourism

April 19, 2017

Mesabi Daily News
Jerry Burnes

A 10 percent increase in mining activity would benefit the Duluth-Arrowhead region more than three times as much than a similar tourism boost, according to a new study by the Praxis Strategy Group.

The study, sponsored by advocacy group MiningMinnesota, concluded a 10 percent increase in mining would create 567 new jobs compared to 161 in the tourism-impacted areas. Average earnings in those created jobs would average out to $66,300 in mining and $25,000 in tourism.

Read more: http://www.virginiamn.com/news/local/study-shows-mining-impact-triples-tourism/article_1725afe0-2566-11e7-bb30-4f22fbc2a62a.html