Strengthening the U.S. Economy

The strength and future health of the U.S. economy depends on mining, which provides the building blocks for the everyday American experience.

If you have turned on a light, entered a building, driven on a road, made a phone call, used a computer, or visited a doctor, then mining is part of your life.

Mining provides essential power and materials for nearly every industry and consumer product, and supplies low-cost, reliable fuel for homes and businesses across the country.

Mining supports nearly two million high-paying jobs and contributes to economic activity in every state.

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Rio Tinto Investing $1.5B Into Utah, Extending Thousands of Jobs

Due to the intense exploration, lengthy mining and careful remediation processes that occur throughout the life of a mining project, mines provide the local communities that surround them with an important economic boost for decades, and even generations. One such community in the Salt Lake City area... Read More

Strengthening the U.S. Economy

Nevada Gold Mines Provides Covid-19 Support for Local Communities

ELKO, Nevada – Nevada Gold Mines (NGM) is working with the state of Nevada and its stakeholders to identify immediate needs and provide financial and logistical support to mitigate the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on its local communities. Executive Managing Director Greg Walker said NGM, the largest... Read More

Freeport-McMoRan Partners with Western New Mexico University

This past fall, Freeport-McMoRan teamed up with Western New Mexico University (WNMU) to prepare welders for employment at their Chino and Tyrone mines in Grant County, New Mexico. Freeport-McMoRan’s New Mexico operations donated $10,000 to the WNMU’s Department of Community and Workforce Development... Read More

Coeur’s Rochester Expansion to Extend Mine Life

American mines not only produce materials essential to lives but they also provide community-supporting jobs. Mine expansions, along with the opening of new mines, are gamechangers for mining communities. Coeur Mining’s proposed expansion of its Rochester open pit silver and gold mine fits into that... Read More

NOVAGOLD Plays an Active Role in Alaska’s Growth and Economy

In Alaska, gold mining has brought substantial economic growth, providing jobs for thousands of Alaskans and hundreds of millions of dollars in personal income throughout the state. The numbers tell an impressive story. In 2017, the mining industry provided 4,500 direct mining jobs in Alaska and another... Read More

Kinross Gold Fort Knox Expansion to Extend Mine Life to 2030

Kinross Gold Corp. announced in June that it will proceed with the initial Gilmore expansion project at its Fort Knox gold mine in Fairbanks, Alaska. The initial phase of a potential multi-phase layback of the existing pit is expected to add roughly 1.5 million ounces of gold production from Fort Knox... Read More

Alliance Coal: Fuel for the American Economy

America’s coal industry is doing its part to increase U.S. competitiveness abroad while producing jobs and economic benefits at home. Coal is essential to the U.S. economy, providing electricity to households, businesses, manufacturing facilities, transportation and communications systems, and services... Read More

Peabody: Creating High-Wage Jobs and Investing in Tribal Communities

Peabody, a leading global coal company serving power and steel customers in more than 25 countries on six continents, operates the Kayenta Mine in northeast Arizona. The mine is located on reservation lands and operates through lease agreements with the Navajo Nation and Hopi Tribe to supply coal to... Read More

Kinross Gold: Investing in Future Job Seekers

Kinross Gold’s Round Mountain recently entered into a three-year commitment with Jobs for America’s Graduates (JAG) Nevada, to donate $150,000 for the launch of a JAG program at Round Mountain High School. JAG is a multi-year program beginning in high school that provides tactical skills and career... Read More

Hecla: Reinvigorating Local Economies Through Education and Training

Hecla Mining Company is hard at work training the next generation of job seekers in Alaska. The company, which owns and operates Greens Creek mine in southeast part of the state, has partnered with the?University of Alaska Southeast?(UAS) to embark on an educational program that trains local high school... Read More

Cloud Peak Energy: Utilizing American Coal to Advance Economic Growth

Cloud Peak Energy Inc. is one of the largest U.S. coal producers and the only pure-play Powder River Basin (PRB) coal company. The company owns and operates three surface coal mines in the PRB: the Antelope and Cordero Rojo mines in Wyoming, and the Spring Creek Mine is in Montana. In 2016 alone, Cloud... Read More

OceanaGold Corporation: Bringing Jobs and Revenue to South Carolina

OceanaGold Corporation’s Haile Gold Mine recently celebrated its inaugural gold pour in Lancaster, S.C. More than 440 ounces of gold were produced by the new Haile Gold Mine, marking the first gold production from the site in 25 years and nearly 190 years from when gold was first produced there. The... Read More

Kinross Gold: Bringing Economic Growth to Alaska for 20 Years

Kinross Gold’s Fort Knox mine recently celebrated its 20th anniversary and became the largest gold producer in the history of Alaska. To mark the occasion, the site donated $600,000 to fund an engineering scholarship at the University of Alaska-Fairbanks. Including this donation, Fort Knox has contributed... Read More

Arch Coal Takes a Hands-on Approach to Supporting the Local Economy

For decades, coal miners have played an important role in the American economy, providing affordable, reliable energy as well as an essential component of steel production. At Arch Coal, the contributions the company makes to the economy go beyond national contributions. The company also focuses on the... Read More

Cloud Peak Fueling Hometown Economies

Supporting nearly 1.7 million direct and indirect American jobs, and providing the materials that feed our supply chain, mining companies are the foundation of the U.S. economy. Cloud Peak Energy is one such company, providing significant contributions to U.S., state and local economies. Its most direct... Read More