AMIGOS (Arizona Mining & Industry Gets Our Support)
1996 Industry Partnership Award
Arizona Mining and Industry Gets Our Support (AMIGOS) was founded in 1974 with twenty-six charter members. Its mission is to promote the well-being of Arizona's mining industry. For 22 years, AMIGOS has been among the mining industry's best friends. The association has grown in numbers and in influence over the years. Now, well over 200 members strong, AMIGOS accomplishes its mission by identifying business, legislative and regulatory issues of concern and taking action. This action may be taken in the form of testifying at the legislature, letter writing campaigns to regulators, support of political candidates through the AMIGOS PAC, or press conferences to educate and inform the public.
As the premier mining industry association, AMIGOS hosts events where miners and suppliers meet and is the publisher of the only Mining Buyer’s Guide in the southwest. The AMIGOS logo is used extensively in mining publications because it identifies the members of AMIGOS as those who give something back to the industry. AMIGOS is striving to grow in numbers, in effectiveness, and in influence to continue to be mining's best friends.