Hecla is the largest private-sector employer and taxpayer in Juneau, Alaska, near our Greens Creek mine and in Wallace/Mullan, Idaho, near our Lucky Friday mine. We are also one of the largest employers and taxpayers at our other locations in Nevada, Quebec, and Durango, Mexico.
- Our work makes a direct economic impact of more than $700 million in wages, benefits, payment of taxes and license fees, purchase of goods and services, and local donations and contributions in communities whose combined total population is less than 100,000 people.
- The funds that go to local governments and community organizations support schools, hospitals, and other essential infrastructure, along with vital economic development like job creation and skills training.
- More than one indirect job is created by each direct Hecla job. This leads to more than 3,000 workers in the local communities.