Economic   

The economic impacts of frac sand mining, both positive and negative, are a challenge to quantify. Here are the documents and studies we could find that try to address the economic impacts of frac sand mining.

At left:  Fairmount Mine in the Town of Red Cedar, Dunn County. (combined mine and processing plant). 
Photo by Jim Tittle

 

Proposed Economic Impact Study: Typical Fracture Sand Mining Operation, UW-River Falls Center for Economic Research and Dunn County Economic Development Corporation – 2009

The Economic Impact of Alaska’s Mining Industry, Alaska Miners Association - February 2006

An Assessment of the Economic Impact of the Proposed Stoneco Gravel Mine Operation on Richland Township, W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research - August 2006

The Potential Financial Impacts of the Proposed Rockfort Quarry, The Center for Spatial Economics - February 2009

Wisconsin Towns Association Frac Sand Conference, Wisconsin Dept. of Revenue - January 2012

Economic Impact of Environmental Health Risks on House Values in Southeast Region: A County-Level Analysis, Auburn University – 2004

Frac Sand Mining and Community Economic Development, UW-Madison Dept. of Agricultural and Applied Economics - May 2012

The Economics of Frac Sand Mining: What Does the Research Suggest?, UW-Extension

The Economics of Frac Sand Mining: Economic Multipliers, UW Extension

The Economics of Frac Sand Mining: Stability of Mining as an Industry, UW-Extension

The Economics of Frac Sand Mining: Who Takes the Jobs?, UW-Extension

The Economic Impact of Frac Sand Mining: A Look at Jobs and Earnings in Wood County, Economic Modeling Specialists, Inc.

The Buffalo County Economy in Light of Sand Mining, Carl Duley, UW Extension Buffalo County and Steven Deller, UW Wisconsin-Madison

Notes by Carl Duley Regarding Steven Deller’s Presentation “The Buffalo County Economy in Light of Sand Mining” 

Community Economic Impact Study of Effects of Silica Sand Mining in Buffalo County, UW Cooperative Extensions

Frac Sand Mining and Community Economic Development, UW Madison Dept. of Agriculture and Applied Economics, May 2012

Frac Sand Mining Industry Report, Workforce Connections, Inc.

The Economics of Sand Mining in Buffalo County, Carl Duley, UW Extension Buffalo County and Steven Deller, UW Wisconsin-Madison