Support services keep mining in motion
More than stimulating the Alaska economy through an influx of cash, the mining industry provides much needed jobs to Alaskans living in rural communities. Through partnerships with Alaska Native corporations such as Red Dog Operation and NANA, 55 percent of the 550 year-round jobs at Red Dog are filled by NANA shareholders and NANA companies. And NANA is not the only Alaska Native corporation to take advantage of such partnership opportunities. Iliamna Development Corporation, Calista Corporation, and the Kuskokwim Corporation have all worked to develop businesses that serve the mining sector.
September 5, 2018