Thursday, March 05, 2009

Arizona ranks 27th in encouraging investment in mining


Arizona scored a 58 (out of 100) in encouraging investment in mining, in Fraser Institute's annual Mining Survey 2008-2009, placing the state in 27th place among 71 jurisdications (states, provinces, countries) worldwide.

Quebec was #1 at 96, followed by Wyoming (91) and Nevada (87). Venezuela came in last at 4.

Arizona ranked 4th in supply of labor/skills. Overall, Arizona ranked 40th in composite policy and mineral potential.

Thanks to Jack Caldwell - I Think Mining - for spotting this.

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