U.S. Congressman Paul Gosar, is introducing a jobs bill relating to the Arizona Land Exchange and Conservation Act. It is estimated that HR 1904 will create 1,000 direct jobs, 5,000 indirect jobs and provide an economic impact of over $800 million for Arizona yearly for the next 25-50 years.
In a video statement Gosar said, “Today I introduced a bill that will create thousands of jobs in Arizona. After months of working together with the local community the state, businesses, leaders in the community, tribal communities, conservationist groups and more, I have introduced HR 1904 the Southeast Arizona Land Exchange and Conservation Act of 2011. This bill would open up the third largest underdeveloped copper resources in the world and, as a result, it is estimated that this project would create over 1,000 direct jobs and indirectly support over 5,000 jobs. All of this would result in a yearly economic impact for the state of Arizona of over $800 million and create much needed jobs for the local community. This is a bipartisan bill that was written to ensure that the interests of the good people of Arizona come first. I am proud to have worked on this bill that will move our economy forward, create jobs and help the people of Arizona.”