I want to encourage Arizona mining company executives to participate in this year's survey of government jurisdictions based on their attractiveness to mining investment. We review the findings each year for Arizona and share them with state and legislative leaders.
The Fraser Institute, Canada’s leading public policy think-tank, conducts this annual global survey and "the results help identify the countries, states, and provinces whose mining policies either attract or repel investors. Participants also offer critical insight into the policy issues that matter most to the global mining industry."
We also interview the survey director on our online video magazine "Arizona Mining Review" to answer questions about Arizona's favorability.
To participate in this year’s survey, visit www.fraserinstitute.org/miningsurvey2014
To learn more about this project, please contact Taylor Jackson, survey coordinator, at (604) 688-0221 ext. 553 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
From Fraser Institute: Our Survey of Mining Companies: 2013 (published March 2014) ranked the investment climate of 112 jurisdictions around the world based on the opinions of mining executives representing 690 mineral exploration and development companies. Participating companies reported exploration spending of $4.6 billion US in 2012 and $3.4 billion US in 2013.