Job Retention and Creation
Jason supports mining because mining supports us
We all know that times are tough on the Range right now. Jason Metsa is a leader in the fight to restore miners to work and getting the Range economy back on two feet. Jason is working with Congressman Nolan and others in Washington to put a federal stop to the illegal dumping of subsidized foreign steel, as well as to oppose trade proposals that lack protections for American jobs and industries. In Minnesota, he insists on American made steel provisions in public infrastructure bills.
Jason is a strong supporter of non-ferrous mining to develop the next generation of mining jobs that lead the world in environmental standards, setting an example of stewardship across the globe.
During the recent downturn Jason focused on making government work, meeting with hundreds of laid off workers to help them access state unemployment and health insurance programs. He took what he learned from those workers struggles and worked with the Dayton administration and Lt. Governor Tina Smith to streamline state processes and information resources.
Fighting for every job
The Iron Range is more than mining, and Jason has been working to retain and create jobs throughout the region. Whether in manufacturing, health care, tourism, or renewable energy, Jason knows there is no place better than the Range to live and work. He secured funds for critical job supporting infrastructure such as the reroute of Highway 53, the new event center at Giant's Ridge.
Jason is working on private sector job growth and positioning Iron Range communities for growth through better access to broadband internet, low property taxes and incentives for local businesses.
He had heard from local farmers that transportation was minimizing their opportunity, so he took action by introducing and passing legislation to help create a USDA certified meat processing plant and meat cutter training program. He believes that this will provide the region with more opportunity to grow its local farming operations and attract new ones.
Paid Family Leave
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