Job and Tax Impacts

The Economic Contribution of Montana’s Hardrock Mining Industry: Executive Summary

What would the economy of the state of Montana look like if the eight largest hardrock mines – producing copper, palladium, gold, talc, cement and other products and materials – did not exist? The communities in which those facilities are located – the businesses, the households and governments whose economic fortunes are closely tied with the success of Montana’s mines – already understand the importance of the hardrock mining industry to their own prosperity. It is perhaps less apparent – but no less important – to the population of the state as a whole.

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