NEW Aggregate Industry Economic Impact Report
In 2023, VTCA tasked the Virginia Tech Center for Economic and Community Engagement to conduct a study highlighting the economic impact of Virginia's aggregate and industrial mining industries to increase policymakers' and localities' understanding of the importance of the industry.
As the bedrock of Virginia's economy, this industry has over 150 businesses that have operated in communities across the Commonwealth for multiple decades, distributing most products within an average of 30 miles from where they are produced.
Why does supporting quarries mean you're supporting local businesses and communities?
Quarries are local. Because transportation costs for aggregate are so high, most quarry products go to supporting local infrastructure development, agriculture, roads, and buildings. Quarry businesses also look far into the future when developing their quarries, meaning they will be reliable local employers for 100+ years, providing mostly full-time, livable-wage jobs.
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