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