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66 • ROCK products • August 2017 www.rockproducts.com large number of other occupations are impacted by the in- dustry (grouped into "Other"), though their individual job counts are small at the county level. Other Economic Impacts of the Aggregates Industry As demonstrated above, the aggregates industry provides significant benefits – e.g., sales, earnings and jobs – to local and state economies, and the nation. However, even after all of the usable material has been extracted, the econom- ic benefits from quarries can continue for years to come via innovative reclamation plans. While many fear that an abandoned quarry will be an eyesore, this fear is misplaced. Quarry operators are often required by law to reclaim quarries for the protection of the environment and for sub- Aggregates Industry Almanac Economic Impact of the Industry

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