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.

Member Feature Story

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

Strengthening the U.S. Economy