Economic Impact

In 2016, Freeport-McMoRan’s Safford and Morenci Operations had a $435.4 million direct and indirect impact on Graham and Greenlee Counties and a $1.1 billion impact on Arizona. At the end of 2016, Safford employed nearly 710 people, and combined with Morenci they had a total impact of over 9,770 jobs on Arizona’s economy.

Economic impact numbers were produced by the L. William Seidman Research Institute, Arizona State University.