Economic Impact

At the end of 2016, Freeport-McMoRan had nearly 770 employees at Sierrita. Across the entire state, Sierrita was directly and indirectly responsible for more than 2,060 jobs in 2016. Sierrita operations produced a $162.4 million direct and indirect impact on Pima county and a $219.1 million impact on Arizona overall.

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