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State’s economic growth slowed in 2015, as mining, copper took a hit

Arizona is the largest producer of copper in the U.S. and the drop in demand, and prices, for the metal is being felt in the state, where mining jobs are down in recent years.

Arizona’s economy grew in 2015, but at a much slower rate than it did in 2014, according to the latest report from the Bureau of Economic Analysis. The report said the state’s gross domestic product grew 0.9 percent to reach $294.2 billion in 2015, but that was half the 1.8 percent rate of growth the state… Read More →

Copper Club Honors Those In Mining Industry

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The Copper Club, Inc. has announced their “Copper Persons of the Year”—the men and women of Arizona’s copper mining industry. The Ankh Award will be accepted by Gov. Jan Brewer of Arizona, the evening’s keynote speaker, on behalf of the past and present employees of the mining industry. In addition, The Copper Club will honor… Read More →