As we round out the past few weeks full of positive momentum for the mining industry, we want to express our sincerest thanks to all of you who have written letters, sent an email or tweet, made a call, or otherwise voiced your support for industry in our region. We are grateful to have your support. It truly makes a difference with our efforts to create jobs and protect our way of life in this great state.
Since launching Better In Our Back Yard this year, we’ve developed a two-pronged digital strategy to reach audiences in northern Minnesota. First, we launched www.BetterInOurBackYard.com to showcase regional thought leadership surrounding important topics in industrial development. With each post, we’ve garnered more interest and support for our cause. We have released and submitted statements regarding Enbridge Line 3 and the Wild Rice Sulfate hearings, both critical issues that have sparked much discussion in our region. Second, we developed a strong social media strategy leveraging Facebook and LinkedIn to further share our web content, important events, and other industry-related articles or information. Together, our strategies are making an impact.
We are very pleased with the progress we’ve made in the past year and we look forward to educating the region on the importance of responsible industrial development in our state’s economy. Thank you again for supporting Better In Our Back Yard.