Economic Impact

Carlisle, Indiana - Water TowerCoal mining not only helps provide energy for our nation, but it also creates long-term jobs that benefit our economy and communities.

Creating Jobs & Growing the Local Economy

Economic impact studies from the U.S. Department of Commerce show that a coal mine with 300 employees, such as the Carlisle Mine, indirectly creates an additional 3.88 times the amount of jobs it provides in the region.

In other words, 300 mining jobs generally create 1,467 total jobs (coal mine employees plus residual work) for the region and contribute $54,549,100 into the local community.

Northern Illinois University Economic Impact Study

Sunrise Coal is in the process of developing a new coal mining operation in Vermilion County, Illinois. Once in operation, the Sunrise Coal Bulldog Mine will bring 300 long-term jobs to the area with an expected annual payroll of $23,000,000. Northern Illinois University (NIU) conducted an economic impact study on a mine project of this size and projects that this mine will bring:

  • 300 permanent jobs, with an average salary of $76,000 plus health care and fringe benefits
  • 268 residual full- and part-time jobs
  • Indirect employment in food services, wholesale trade, architectural, engineering, healthcare, transportation, real estate and other areas
  • For each 100 coal mine employees, NIU projects an additional 89 jobs will be created
  • The coal mining facility will be value-added–increasing the prosperity of Vermilion and neighboring counties by over $70.5 million. This includes $49.4 million directly from the mining operation and $21.1 million from its impact on other industries in the region
  •  The coal mining facility will generate $10.5 million in state and local taxes

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