“The goal is to really look at the pathway your area can take to participate in this industry. It’s all about creation of jobs, creation of employment; it’s the building of industry,” Tingley said.
Authority Chairman Mike Quillen, a former, longtime mining executive, said, “The purpose of this work is that we get a plan to go forward and not everybody is out in their silos spinning their wheels. It’s going to take coordination, and that’s what this plan does. … We recognize we’re not going to be all things to all people. We need to figure out what we would be good at.”