Hi-Crush Inc. believes that part of being a great corporate citizen is giving back to the communities where we operate. Hi-Crush Inc. is an important contributor to the economies of our local communities, particularly in the smaller towns and cities in Western Wisconsin and West Texas where we have substantial operations. We also support a wide variety of civic and charitable organizations in the communities where we work and live.
Hi-Crush has held open houses at the openings of our mines and periodic stakeholder meetings to present information about our mine to our neighbors and community leaders and hear their comments concerns. Our community engagement efforts are described in more detail in the “Environment” section of this report.
LOCAL ECONOMIC IMPACTS
Hi-Crush Inc. operations contributes substantially to our local communities’ economies.
Hi-Crush Inc. paid $2.8 million in property taxes for our operations in Western Wisconsin, West Texas, Western Pennsylvania, Western New York, Colorado and Eastern Ohio. In many cases, we are one of the largest payers of these local taxes, providing critical funding for county and municipal governments and area public schools.
Hi-Crush’s Economic Contributions to Trempealeau County
To measure our impacts, we used the IMPLAN Regional Economic Research Database to generate certain key measurements in terms of direct and indirect output, labor income and employment for our operations in Trempealeau County, Wisconsin.
Using data from a variety of governmental sources, the IMPLAN model is the most widely-used and considered to be the most reliable and accurate method of identifying economic impacts of industries within specific regions.
Using this model, Hi-Crush Inc.’s direct and indirect economic contributions to the Trempealeau County economy totaled more than $103 million in 2017. The average wage of our 135 employees in Trempealeau County was more than 70% higher than the average wage of all Trempealeau County residents.
In 2018, Hi-Crush Inc. paid $1.8 million in property tax to Trempealeau County, making us one of, if not the, largest payer of taxes that go to fund the county, the cities within it, and local school districts.