Posts Tagged ‘northeastern arizona’

Real AZ Corridor Debuts Future Forestry Website

Monday, June 10th, 2013

biofuel Real AZ CorridorThe Real AZ Corridor debuted its new Future Forestry/Forest Management website today. This is a high growth economic development sector with MUCH future potential in northeastern Arizona, thanks to 4FRI … biomass … wood product innovations … the emergence of the carbon offset credit industry and more.

Northern Arizona is home to the largest contiguous Ponderosa pine forest in North America, with more than 2.4 million acres of pines in the Apache-Sitgreaves, Coconino, Kaibab and Tonto National Forests. Future Forestry and Forest Management has been identified as one of four sectors having strong economic development potential in the Real AZ Corridor.

Future Forestry contracts and industry are expected to create more than 700 permanent jobs in the Real AZ Corridor, including loggers, drivers, mill operators and biomass plant workers. The region’s emerging wood products industry is expected to grow significantly, fueled by the outputs of large-scale, small timber harvesting on more than 300,000 acres over the next 10 years.

The website features the Real AZ Corridor Sector Profile … links to key resources … and a gateway to emerging opportunities in the sector. A landing page strategy and new links on the Real AZ Corridor website are designed to enhance search engine optimization.

It is the first dedicated future forest/forest products/forest management site of its kind … and we expect it to be a gateway to growing opportunity in this sector, and throughout the Real AZ Corridor … Lori Martinek, ED/c Partners

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

 

Resource Report Identifies Potash in Real AZ Corridor

Friday, September 28th, 2012

A resource report released this week identified potash resources in the Holbrook Basin that were deemed to pursue further testing.

It summarized: ‘In the opinion of the authors, the investigated part of the PASSPORT Property con-tains sufficient resources to start work on a Preliminary Economic Assessment (PEA). Furthermore, the results justify further expenditures of funds to expand the resource.

It is also the opinion of the authors that it is reasonable to conclude that the potash mineralization as identified in the drill holes may extend to the central eastern part of the property and the Fitzgerald Trust Land, where further drilling and seismic survey-ing can be conducted. In order to form a continuous area of higher classified resources as well as to con-firm the continuity of the deposit, ERCOSPLAN recommends drilling as well as as-saying of five to six drill holes while the PEA is being prepared. The focus should be on the “West Block”, which is part of a potential area for a later mine.’

The Real AZ Corridor has the potential to become the largest source of potash in the world. Three global companies have test drilling underway, or are in the permitting stage.

Read the full report on the Real AZ Corridor website HERE