Mining continues to support Nevada’s economic growth

Posted on June 13, 2012 by Minerals Make Life

On Monday, it was announced that Nevada’s economy produced nearly $59 million more in state tax revenue than expected and should add 10,000 to 15,000 workers in 2012 alone. The Las Vegas Review-Journal contributed much of the economic growth to mining, stating “the most promising sector of the economy continues to be the mining industry.” Nevada Mining Association President Tim Crowley pointed toward 16,000 Nevadans employed in mining with the average annual salary of $83,000—the highest of any occupation in the state—stating, “We have a very healthy industry… It is easy to think of a guy going out in the desert with a pick as a miner, but today it is civil engineers, mechanical engineers, mining engineers and geological engineers.” 

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