Economic Impact

Resolution Copper will deliver significant economic growth to nearby communities and the state of Arizona by providing jobs, tax revenue and increased local spending over the course of the project’s 60-year lifespan.

So what exactly does it mean for the people of Arizona?

Let’s take a closer look.

Creating New Jobs

Resolution Copper is more than a mine in its planning, permitting and development stage. It’s a team of dedicated people working toward the goal of supporting nearly 25% of U.S. copper production; in turn, securing domestic access to a critical mineral that’s integral to everyday life.

When the mine is fully operational, Resolution Copper expects to directly employ about 1,500 workers, including strong paying union jobs, with an estimated $134 million per year in total compensation. Resolution Copper is also committed to local vendors and hiring. More than half of the current 600 employees and contractors at Resolution Copper live within 40 miles of the project.

The project will also generate approximately 2,200 indirect jobs with an estimated $136 million in compensation, meaning it could support some 3,700 jobs and $270 million per year in total compensation at full production. Resolution Copper is also committed to training local workers in the Resolution Copper Apprentice Program at Central Arizona College to fill highly-skilled positions at a state-of-the-art mine.

Boosting the Local Economy

Studies show that Resolution Copper could produce up to $61 billion in economic value for Arizona over the project’s 60-year lifespan. Resolution Copper will boost state and local tax revenues by $88 million to $113 million per year, while the federal government could see an extra $200 million in tax revenues per year.

Resolution Copper is a key contributor to the local economy as it purchases about $546 million per year in goods and services from local businesses. Resolution Copper also played an instrumental role in establishing the Copper Triangle Community Development fund for economic development in the Superior community. In addition, Congress’ federal land exchange legislation, in conjunction with Resolution Copper, is an opportunity for the Town of Superior to receive 545 acres of federal lands, ideal for economic expansion and diversification.

Investing in Superior, Arizona

Resolution Copper is committed to supporting the community in which it operates.

Resolution Copper has provided $1.2 million of funding over four years for STEM and robotics programs in the Superior Unified School District. In the midst of COVID-19, Resolution Copper also stepped up to provide $1.2 million in funding for technology to help students learn remotely, provided support for domestic violence shelters, food and water donations and small business grants to local entrepreneurs.

Since 2016, Resolution Copper has also contributed more than $2.2 million to more than 280 local initiatives, spanning education, environment, community development, arts and culture.

Creating Local Jobs

Our Work

Resolution Copper 2023 Yearend Review

Throughout my career with Resolution Copper, I have been constantly impressed by the hundreds of people who keep the operation running, and 2023 was no different. In becoming President and General Manager in March 2023, I’ve continued to see the best of our team

Resolution Copper owners’ partner to develop state-of-the-art water conservation technology

Resolution Copper owners BHP and Rio Tinto partner to develop state-of-the-art water conservation technology

Women in Mining

At Resolution Cooper, women are leading efforts to support nearly 25% of the United States’ annual copper demand, providing a material that is integral to daily life and enabling the energy transition. While mining is typically seen as a male dominated field, women at Resolution Copper are making their mark on the mining industry and paving the way for future generations of woman miners. It starts at the top with Vicky Peacey, President and General Manager of Resolution Copper

Good Luck Scholarship Students

With school starting this month across the State of Arizona, Resolution Copper wishes our fifteen 2023 scholarship recipients good luck as they begin their collegiate careers at Central Arizona College, Arizona State University, Northern Arizona University, Pima Community College, University of Arizona, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical, Grand Canyon University, and Universal Technical Institute

Resolution Copper Receives Rocky Mountain Mining Institute Safety Award For Second Year In A Row

Resolution Copper accepted the Rocky Mountain Mining Institute’s (RMMI) 2023 Safety Award for Small Underground Mine. For the second year in a row, Resolution Copper is identified as the safest among

Resolution Copper Teams Up with Local Institutions to Help Protect Native Plants

As residents of the Copper Triangle, Resolution Copper employees take great pride in our efforts to preserve and restore the areas that so many unique, native species call home.

Resolution Copper Names Victoria Peacey As President and General Manager

A longtime copper and mining industry veteran who has served as acting Project Director since the summer, Peacey has held a number of leadership roles at

Arizona Mining Association Awards Resolution Copper 2022 SPADE Award

The Arizona Mining Association (AMA) awarded Resolution Copper the 2022 Sustainability, Preservation, and Diversity in the Environment Award (SPADE) for Public Education.

Resolution Copper Receives Rocky Mountain Mining Institute Safety Award

Resolution Copper accepted the Rocky Mountain Mining Institute’s (RMMI) 2022 Safety Award for Small Underground Mine.