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ECONOMIC IMPACTS OF OUR INDUSTRY

•For every $1 million in aggregate sales by the industry, 20 jobs are created.

 

•Approximately 10 tons of aggregates per person are used anually in America to build housing, roads and highways, office buildings, schools, shopping centers, public infrastructure, and in a vast array of consumer, industrial, and agricultural products.

 

•34,700 jobs are generated for every $1 billion invested in highway and transportation projects.

 

•Every $1 spent on highway construction results in $5.70 in economic benefits.

 

•Improved roads relieve traffic congestion, increase traffic safety, reduce fuel consumption costs, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions caused by excessive traffic delays.

 

•100 million tons of asphalt pavement are recycled each year and 95% of that is reused for new pavements or other highway uses.

 

Sources: Federal Highway Administration/USDOT, National Paving Association, National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association.

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