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Benefits of Membership

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The association acts as the voice for the industry with all key stakeholders. Our leadership has established and cultivated key bipartisan relationships with decision-makers in the U.S. Congress and federal agencies to ensure membership is in a strong position to drive the narrative on the issue at hand. The association also acts as the industry voice to get in front of issues with the press and other stakeholders on issues impacting the operations and growth opportunities of our member companies.


The association holds two meetings throughout the year: an annual conference in the late spring and our meeting in Washington, DC every fall.  EMA membership is filled with potential contacts, clients, and partners who can help your company grow and optimize its business. Being an active member and attending these events helps you to maximize your ability to build long-term relationships and partnerships that are mutually beneficial. These meetings provide a forum for like-minded individuals to come together to share ideas, strengthen ties and make connections that would not be possible elsewhere.


Exchange of Ideas


As an EMA member you will be the first to receive news impacting your business and the industry at-large coming out of DC. The association staff regularly updates membership on key issues, via email updates as well as both individual and membership-wide teleconferences, allowing members to stay on top of recent developments.


Public Relations

EMA provides key public relation support on an industry-wide basis. These efforts allow the industry to proactively, and in some cases reactively, address issues of concern with interested parties, whether that be the government, public, or other interested stakeholders.

Technical Insights

The association allows a venue for the member companies to come together to develop positions on key topics including discussion papers, fact sheets, infographics, and other materials to help to address key environmental and safety concerns specific to our industry. The sections also can sponsor scientific or third-party market research.


Legislative and Regulatory Priorities


Membership as an associate member in the Essential Minerals Association is the best method to gain exposure to our producer members and to obtain new business for your products or services. Importantly, membership supports the industry as a whole by providing a voice and representation across the entire supply chain.


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If you’re interested in learning more about how membership in EMA can help your business, we’d love to talk! Please fill out this form, and our team will reach out.