Doe Run’s Economic Impact
The Southeast Missouri economy is built on mining and metal production. Doe Run upholds this tradition of economic impact today as the last remaining lead mining and metal production company in the region.
For more than 300 years, from the time the first settlers began mining the resource-rich ground to today, lead mining has fueled the growth of this area. Doe Run’s economic impact on our communities is important to our leaders and our employees. We want to ensure that this industry, and this region, continues to thrive. That’s why we hire employees from our communities, give to local schools and nonprofits, and do business with Missouri companies.
Doe Run employs more than 1,200 employees who live in 25 Missouri counties.
Measuring Doe Run’s Economic Impact:
- 1,209 total employees
- 25 Missouri counties where employees live
- 54 percent higher average Doe Run mining wage over Missouri’s average wage
- 4,709 direct and indirect jobs in Missouri
- 1,314 annual volunteer hours
- $182,421 annual community donations and scholarships
- $12.6 million annual income taxes for state government
- $6 million annual property taxes
- $9 million annual government royalties
- $172 million annual spend with Missouri suppliers
- 740 Missouri vendor relationships
Mining contributed $1.5 billion to Missouri’s gross state product.
Missouri Mining Economic Impact:
- $65,141 average wage for Missouri mining employees
- 10,000 Missouri jobs in mining and support
- Mining contributed $1.5 billion to Missouri’s gross state product
- Missouri ranks 13th out of the 50 states for jobs contributed by metal mining
Extending Doe Run’s Economic Impact to Local Suppliers:
Doe Run partners with its local vendors to create a more sustainable supply chain and support Missouri’s mining economic impact and vitality where possible. Its supplier practices represented 42 percent of Doe Run’s overall supplier spending.
“As one of the largest employers in rural Southeastern Missouri, Doe Run takes pride in sourcing products near the operations by developing and building partnerships with Missouri suppliers. Annually, Doe Run spends on average $140 million on Missouri vendors, helping to contribute to the vitality of the area.”