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The Challenge of Replacing Coal Jobs

Number of jobs needing to compensate for one coal job in Campbell County (Lower numbers are better)

Industry Utilities* Mining, except oil and gas Broadcasting, except internet Internet and other information services Management of companies and enterprises Rail transportation Pipeline transportation Petroleum and coal products manufacturing Telecommunications Chemical manufacturing Federal Reserve banks, credit intermediation and related services Paper manufacturing Motor vehicle, body, trailer, and parts manufacturing Machinery manufacturing Wholesale trade Electrical equipment and appliance manufacturing Food, beverage, and tobacco product manufacturing Computer and electronic product manufacturing Plastics and rubber products manufacturing Professional, scientific, and technical services Fabricated metal product and manufacturing Other transportation equipment and manufacturing Publishing industries, except internet Nonmetallic mineral product manufacturing Support activities for mining Ambulatory health care services Insurance carriers and related activities

Recruitment

and diversify or enhance the existing business base.

No. Jobs 0.89 1.00 1.06 1.06 1.12 1.13 1.19 1.24 1.26 1.28 1.30 1.34 1.46 1.51 1.53 1.53 1.55 1.59 1.61 1.63 1.64 1.65 1.77 1.79 1.80 1.86 1.89

Focus on high value sectors that can link to regional strengths. Source: Campbell County Higher Education Needs Assessment. Gilbert, et al.

Entrepreneur Development

America is the land of entrepreneurs. As entrepreneurs are among our most important sources of new products and technologies, we should design our economic system to encourage and support their growth. Homegrown companies often have a great affinity for the community and are likely to support local businesses.

We currently have a talented workforce with available capacity. This contrasts with other times, when we have had to train and recruit.

Infrastructure

Business cannot locate in a community unless the necessary infrastructure is in place. In its most basic form, this includes land that is “shovel ready,” meaning that water, sewer, gas, electricity and telecommunication services are available on site.

“Gillette has always been a leader in the state in having a strong, growing and very livable community. Energy Capital Economic Development in partnership with their members is continuing that work to ensure that our future economy will be diverse, strong and growing for our children and future generations.” Energy Capital ED Board President Dana Miller Eiland

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