Our Economic Impact

NSSGA represents 90 percent of the crushed stone and 70 percent of the sand and gravel produced annually in the United States. The aggregates industry employs more than 100,000 men and women.

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When the aggregates industry is thriving, the national economy is thriving. Aggregates are the building blocks of communities across the country and the infrastructure that connects them. 

Over the next 20 years, a failure to invest in infrastructure would cost the average household $3,300 per year. 

Find more statistics and information on our Shareables page

Want to know statistics for a particular state? Check out our Aggregates State-by-State page

In 2017, The Phoenix Center for Advanced Legal and Economic Public Policy released a study on the positive impact a stone, sand or gravel operation has on jobs, tax revenues and other businesses. Read the full Economic Scorecard Report