Posts Tagged ‘north american potash’

Real AZ Corridor Debuts Potash Sector Website

Thursday, April 18th, 2013

holbrook basin potashThe Real AZ Corridor debuted a website today dedicated to the development of the high-potential Potash Mining, Processing and Distribution sector in northeastern Arizona. The website can be viewed at www.azpotash.com , and also at www.potashsector.com . A new page was also added to the Real AZ Corridor website at www.realazcorridor.com  

The azpotash.com site includes a Potash Sector profile; links to the websites and Preliminary Economic Assessments of the major mining interests; permit information; resources and links to related topics and sources; news on emerging business, job and training opportunities; and information on the Real AZ Corridor and its strategy to capitalize on the economic growth that potash mining will bring to the region.

The website was funded through a Vision Grant from the Arizona Commerce Authority.

Real AZ Corridor Plans for Workforce Needs

Friday, April 12th, 2013

The Real AZ Development Council (RADC) formed a committee to plan for the Real AZ Corridor’s future workfoce needs at its April meeting in Snowflake yesterday. The Workforce Development committee will work with employers in the potash mining, general mining and other labor-intensive industries and local educational institutions and training providers to identify the types of skills that will be needed to sustain economic growth in the region.

The effort was spurred by projections from Passport Potash and American West Potash that they could create as many as 2,500 permanent production-related jobs within the next four to five years. Existing Corridor employers, including Preferred Sands, have a need for trained workers now. RADC is working to ensure that the Corridor can provide a sustainable pipeline of ready, well-trained workers to support the these and other industries. Potash mining is expected to create jobs with an average salary of $70,000. Resource estimates put the projected life of the mines at a minimum of 26 years. Some estimates project several generations of mining in the region.

RADC also formed committees to oversee prospect development in categories that have been identified as related to potash mining and ripe for investment in the Corridor. The committee will create a list of target businesses, and also identify opportunities for new business development or business expansion in the Corridor. … Lori Martinek, ED/c Partners for Real AZ Corridor

 

Potash Projects Make Progress, RADC Targets Growth

Tuesday, April 9th, 2013

Potash Mining in Real AZ Corridor 2013The Real AZ Development Council (RADC) was awarded a Vision Grant from the Arizona Commerce Authority. As part of that grant, RADC produced a Potash Sector Profile (see it online HERE) and a detailed Potash Sector Target Marketing Strategy that identifies how RADC can leverage expected growth in that sector. 

With plan in hand, we are now putting the finishing touches on a Potash Sector Website, which has been built as a sub-domain expansion to the Real AZ Corridor website. The new site will debut at www.azpotash.com on April 22. It will also be linked to a landing page at www.potashsector.com, and appear as a new gateway page on the Corridor’s website at www.realazcorridor.com.

Committees are now being formed to drive implementation of the strategy for this sector. ED/c Partners owner Lori Martinek will attend the April and May RADC meetings in Snowflake to present the Potash Sector strategy to stakeholders and to help RADC get started with developing a prospect list, identifying workforce needs and sourcing a lead tracking and follow up tool.  

A similar process is about to begin for the Future Forest/Forest Management Sector, which will be impacted by the U.S. Forest Service’s 4FRI (Four Forest Restoration Initiative) contract award to Pioneer Forest Products. Pioneer is expected to build a mill and wood processing plant at Winslow, and create nearly 800 short and long-term jobs over the life of the 10-year 4FRI contract.

Potash Sector Profile Shows Big Potential in Arizona

Tuesday, February 19th, 2013

A profile of the Potash sector and its huge potential in the Holbrook Basin and the Real AZ Corridor has been posted on the Corridor’s website: Potash Sector Profile HERE

Potash mining, processing and distribution has the potential to become a major economic driver in northeastern Arizona, creating jobs, capital investment and indirect economic development. Estimates forecast that there could be up to 2.5 billion tons of potash in the region, with a mining life of up to 80 years. Read more online …