Duluth Area Chamber of Commerce backs PolyMet project

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Duluth Area Chamber of Commerce backs PolyMet project

February 5, 2014 Updated Feb 5, 2014 at 9:20 PM CDT

Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com) - The Duluth Area Chamber of Commerce announced Wednesday its support for the PolyMet copper-nickel mining project in Hoyt Lakes.

The Chamber’s board of directors unanimously passed a resolution to fully support and publicly advocate for the PolyMet Mining initiative after meeting with and gaining perspective from the Friends of the Boundary Waters Wilderness and touring the PolyMet site.

Chamber officials say they understand how the strategic mining industry of Northeastern Minnesota will generate thousands of new jobs for our region.

"As well, the board appreciates how strategic metals mining will have a positive impact on local tax revenue and education funding," Chamber president Dave Ross said.

According to Ross, PolyMet spent more than $1.2 million doing business with Duluth Companies in 2013 alone.

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