Study shows positive impact of aggregate operations

By |  June 12, 2017

The Phoenix Center for Advanced Legal and Economic Public Policy released a study that shows the positive impact of stone, sand or gravel operations on jobs, tax revenues and other businesses in a community, reports the National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association (NSSGA).

According to the study, every single job at an aggregate operation supports nearly five other jobs outside the quarry, reports NSSGA. This means 96,740 jobs are directly supported by aggregate positions.

“The aggregates industry – literally the foundation of our nation’s infrastructure – is a significant contributor to the economic well-being of the United States, generating $27 billion in annual sales and employing 100,000 mostly skilled workers,” the report reads. “The industry supports $122 billion in national sales, $32 billion in national earnings (i.e. wages), and between 364,000 and 600,000 jobs across a wide range of occupations and industries.“

Quarry jobs receive an average annual salary of $75,129, NSSGA adds.

Read the full report here and check out some social media graphics based on the data.

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