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RELEASE: Kiel Responds to Line 3 Economic Impact Study

Thursday, August 4, 2022

News Release 


Kiel Responds to Line 3 Economic Impact Study

A recently released economic impact study has shown that the Line 3 Replacement Project has supported approximately 4,157 jobs per year in the region, peaking at over 14,000 jobs in 2021. The study, conducted by the University of Minnesota Duluth’s Bureau of Business and Economic Research, also showed that the project has had a total impact of over $5 billion, far outpacing the 2017 estimate of 8,600 jobs and $2 billion in economic investment.

“It is incredible to see this kind of positive impact from the Line 3 project on our communities in Northwest Minnesota through local employment and economic investment,” said Kiel. “As this project continues, Minnesotans will have access to safer and more affordable energy, and in our area in particular, I look forward to seeing the benefits of well-paying jobs and economic investment from this project for years to come.”

In addition to local economic investment, Enbridge will pay an additional $35 million annually in property taxes due to the Line 3 project.