MINING IS A GROWING FORCE IN ALASKA'S ECONOMY
Mining is a growing force in Alaska’s economy, providing jobs for thousands of Alaskans and millions of dollars of personal income throughout Alaska. Alaska’s mining industry includes exploration, mine development, and mineral production. Alaska’s mines produce coal, gold, lead, silver, zinc, as well as construction materials, such as sand, gravel, and rock.
In 2022, Alaska’s mining industry provided:
11,400 total direct and indirect jobs attributed to Alaska mining industry.
Charitable contributions to ~280 Alaska non-profits.
$4.5 million in contributions.
$800,000 to civic, business, and industry organizations in Alaska through sponsorship and membership fees.
Over $2.7 million contributed to the University of Alaska and vocational schools to support education in Alaska.
73% average Alaska resident hire at the six large mines.
Mining employees live in ~90 communities throughout Alaska
Each year AMA commissions the McKinley Research Group to research the economic impact of Mining in Alaska. Continued investments by the mining industry ensure Alaska’s continued economic growth.
Click here to read the current (2022) Economic Impact Report for Mining in Alaska
Previous Economic Benefits of Alaska's Mining Industry Reports