Economics

The South Pasture Mine is an important part of Mosaic’s phosphate operations and a key contributor to the local and regional economy through large-scale capital investment in our manufacturing and plant operations, as well as investment in our employees.

The South Pasture Mine contributions include:

  • Employment of approximately 200 employees in Hardee County, including 140 Hardee County residents.
  • Annual property taxes of $1.9 million in Hardee County.
  • In 2012, $5.4 million was invested in capital expenditures at the Hardee County facility and approximately $400,000 was paid in state and local taxes.