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The Town of Sahuarita has selected three technology startups to participate in its BizLaunch program, which provides a six-month sponsorship to help grow technology companies in the community. The Town partnered with Freeport-McMoRan and University of Arizona's Center for Innovation incubation program to create the BizLaunch program.


Freeport-McMoRan's Safford and Morenci operations stepped up in a big way to help meet the needs of the San Carlos Apache Tribe and White Mountain Apache Tribe during summertime water shortages The sites donated 72,288 bottles of water - more than 3,000 cases - in July and August, including a delivery to the San Carlos Apache Tribal Emergency Response Commission.


Green Valley Gardeners Desert Meadows Park provides tranquility for many of those battling the effects of isolation during the pandemic. The group received funding through the Green Valley Community Investment Fund in 2017 and additional support from the Green Valley Foundation, White Elephant, and local Chamber of Commerce, which helped make the 4-acre site a unique and high profile destination.


Atlantic Copper, a subsidiary of Freeport-McMoRan, may be celebrating a golden year with its 50th anniversary, but it's not resting on its past accolades. For five decades, the company has not only proven itself an industry leader but also a dedicated community partner to residents of Huelva, helping to enhance the Andalusia region's demographic, economic and social development.


4,296 pieces of furniture have been produced and donated to schools near Cerro Verde operations since 2012 through their upcycling program. Employees collect wooden packing material used to protect heavy equipment and other items during shipping. A supplier commissioned to manufacture the school furniture from these materials ensures compliance with Peruvian Ministry of Education standards.


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