Natural Resources Research Institute
At the Natural Resources Research Institute, we deliver integrated solutions for Minnesota’s natural resource-based economy. Minnesota’s economy has long depended on its natural resources — rocks, water and wood. Those resources are also the foundation of our environment. NRRI’s unique, multi-disciplinary expertise seeks practical solutions where economic growth meets environmental protection. NRRI begins with the understanding that a healthy environment with robust resources drives a strong economy to support a vibrant community which can then reinvest in the environment. NRRI funds and collaborates closely with UMD’s Center for Economic Development, housed in downtown Duluth. The result is a business focus that underlies all we do.