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Modernizing existing pipeline infrastructure, like Line 3 in Minnesota, has the potential to create thousands of construction jobs while injecting over $1 billion into the local economy to secure Minnesota’s energy future.

If approved by state regulators, the new pipeline crossing from the northwest corner of the state to the Superior terminal could provide 4,200 construction jobs — half of which would need to be filled by out-of-area workers — with the potential to support many more jobs in other sectors. Indirectly, the study estimates another $500 million in economic benefit that could support 2,800 jobs in retail and hospitality and 1,600 manufacturing and construction supply jobs.

Read more – Duluth News Tribune