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The Refineries of Contra Costa County
AN ECONOMIC ENGINE

The four major refineries generate significant economic benefits for Contra Costa County

GOOD-PAYING LOCAL JOBS

  • Directly employ over 4,500 local workers
  • Employ an additional 2,400 contractor workers annually
  • Help support hundreds of small local businesses employing thousands of local workers
  • Refinery workers typically earn more than $100,000 a year in salary and benefits — nearly twice the median pay for other local workers
  • Benefits include ample retirement pensions, savings plans, health care and life insurance

“SIGNIFICANT ECONOMIC BENEFITS”

  • Spend an average $62 million a year with local contractors
  • Spend an average $215 million a year for contracted maintenance, which generates:
       – Over $360 million in “gross county product”
       – $28 million in indirect business taxes
       – $36 million in hotels, meals and other travel-related spending by
           non-Contra Costa contractors
  • Spend hundreds of millions more for ongoing facility improvements
    SOURCE: 2007 study commissioned by Contra Costa Economic Partnership

REVENUE FOR LOCAL SERVICES

  • Add billions in assessed valuation to local property tax rolls
  • Donate generously to local community service projects ­— including education, the arts, food banks, economic development, jobs and
    public safety
  • Provide financial support, guidance and instruction for local
    community college vocational training programs
  • Major sponsors of the East Bay Regional Park District’s
    “Volunteer Trail Safety Patrol”
  • Refinery workers contribute thousands of volunteer hours for
    community service