The Three T’s of the Iron Range: Timber

IRRRB Commissioner Mark Phillips joins us this week to talk about the three T’s of the Iron Range, timber, taconite and tourism. There’s been a decline in the timber industry since the recession, especially in the area of paper and building materials. Clever biotech researchers, though, are finding new ways to use woody biomass and commercialize it. Minnesota is well placed in the biotech arena, says Phillips, because it’s where the forest meets the prairie.

Three T’s: Timber