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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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

Strengthening the U.S. Economy

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