Alaska

Karen Matthias. NGP Photo by Dave Harbour

Deantha Crockett, Northern Gas Pipelines file photo by Dave Harbour

Yesterday, AMA Executive Director Deantha Crockett and Council of Alaska Producers Executive Director Karen Matthias delivered a presentation to the Alaska House Resources Committee, outlining Alaska’s mining industry, environmental performance, and economic data.  At the presentation, AMA released the new Annual Economic Benefits of Alaska’s Mining Industry report, compiled by the McDowell Group, Inc. to showcase industry benefits like jobs, wages, government revenues, procurement, and more.

The report is available for download on the AMA website here: https://alaskaminers.org/economic-impact/

The report contains some impressive data:
In 2018, Alaska’s mining industry provided:
  • 4,500 direct mining jobs in Alaska.
  • 9,200 total direct and indirect jobs attributed to the Alaska mining industry.
  • $715 million in total direct and indirect payroll.
  • $358 million in payments to Alaska Native corporations.
  • $149 million in state government-related revenues through rents, royalties, fees, and taxes.
  • Mostly year-round jobs for residents of more than 60 communities throughout Alaska, half of which are found in rural Alaska where few other jobs are available.
  • Some of Alaska’s highest paying jobs with an estimated average annual wage of $102,100 – over twice the state average for all sectors of the economy.
  • $34 million in local government revenue through property taxes and payments in lieu of taxes.
If you would like copies of the printed report, please contact the AMA office at 907-563-9229 or email ama@alaskaminers.org
The presentation by AMA and CAP to the House Resources can be viewed here:
And the PowerPoint presentation may be downloaded here: http://www.akleg.gov/basis/get_documents.asp?session=31&docid=34574

Please feel free to share AMA’s economic report with your colleagues and contacts – this is your membership tool to provide information about our industry’s impressive contributions to Alaska.


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