When you make the argument for mining in Minnesota, a common response is that it would threaten the region’s booming tourism industry. Mining jobs aren’t needed, so the argument goes, because there are jobs in tourism instead. The trouble is that when you look at the data, you struggle to see this ‘boom’. Low paid, seasonal employment such as this has not and in all likelihood will not provide the prosperity that our fellow Minnesotans in the north of the state both need and deserve.

If tourism is an alternative path to prosperity for northern Minnesota, why isn’t it already? – American Experiment

When you make the argument for mining in Minnesota, a common responses is that it would threaten the region’s booming tourism industry. Mining jobs aren’t needed, so the argument goes, because their are jobs in tourism instead. The trouble is that when you look at the data, you struggle to see this….


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