15,654,278 Acres of Timberland
and a diverse species mix affords the availability of the right feedstocks for value-added product development
39% mixed hardwood species
31% an assortment of spruce, pine, poplar, birch and fir
Annual net growth of
5.1 million new cords of timber
and we harvest less than 50%
Over 50% of Minnesota’s total land is dedicated to farmland.
Agriculture and food industry is the 2nd largest employer.
25 biofuel/biobutanol production facilities and numerous other biochemical start-ups.
A recent study highlights northern Minnesota’s strong commercial market, accessibility to supply chain and opportunities for economic impact, suggesting it as a uniquely positioned area to propel development of mass timber manufacturing. “The Economic Feasibility of Mass Timber Manufacturing in Minnesota” – commissioned by the Area...Read More
Minnesota is the best-run state in the nation, according to a new study from USA Today that cites Minnesota’s strong fiscal management, low unemployment and poverty rates, above-average median household income, and the state’s nearly perfect credit rating. Since ranking tenth in 2012, Minnesota has consistently climbed...Read More