Exploring Social Enterprise

The University of Minnesota Duluth’s Natural Resources Research Institute (NRRI) has been a long-time partner of social enterprises that provide job skills, safety training, and a paycheck to workers who dismantle old buildings to save valuable materials for recycling and resale. NRRI is now partnering with St. Louis County on a pilot project to deconstruct four tax-forfeited properties to see if deconstruction and repurposing makes sense on a wider scale. Read more about the benefits of the deconstruction project in this NRRI story.