The Asphalt Pavement Alliance has released a new white paper, "Jobs in the Asphalt Pavement Industry: A Profile of the Men and Women Who Build Our Nation's Infrastructure," which highlights asphalt-related jobs as well as the impact the industry has on the rest of the economy.
The three-page document analyzes the industry to gauge impact that workers in the asphalt and contributing industries have on the national infrastructure market. It finds that $6.2 billion of economic activity is generated for every $1 billion invested in federal highways.
"While asphalt pavements serve a national market, they are built by people who live and work in the areas that they serve," explains Christie Barbee of the Carolina Asphalt Pavement Association, co-chair of the team that created the document. "Asphalt jobs are also green jobs, because asphalt is America's most reused and recycled material, and nearly every worker in the industry is involved in reuse and recycling in some way."
The Asphalt Pavement Alliance is a coalition of the National Asphalt Pavement Association, the Asphalt Institute, and the State Asphalt Pavement Associations.