Curis Resources (TSX: CUV): Curis Welcomes Supportive Remarks by Arizona State Governor Jan Brewer on the Florence Copper Project
August 3, 2011, Vancouver, BC - Curis Resources Ltd. ("Curis" or the "Company") (TSX: CUV) acknowledges and welcomes the remarks made by Arizona State Governor Jan Brewer in support of the Company's flagship Florence Copper Project that were delivered at a supporter event held in Florence, Arizona last evening.
More than 70 local business leaders were joined by Governor Jan Brewer and other State, County and Town officials at an evening event in Florence to celebrate the 5 C's (copper, cattle, citrus, cotton and climate) of Arizona and to rally in support of the Florence Copper Project.
As Governor Brewer stated in her remarks, "Copper mining has long been a key industry in Arizona and we need to make sure we continue that tradition." Governor Brewer went on to say, "Companies like Curis want to invest in and develop these copper resources, bringing thousands of well-paying jobs to the area and millions of much-needed dollars in government revenue."
"We are heartened by the support of the local business community and are excited that they were able to hear from Governor Brewer about why our project is so important to the state," said Michael McPhie, President and CEO of Curis Resources.
Considering the enormous support in the business community, Mr. McPhie added, "Copper is the key to so many things in our society today, from cell phones, the wiring of new homes to wind turbines, and as the demand grows, America needs to keep pace. For Curis, our goal is to work with local business owners and managers, as well as local residents, to bring new jobs and economic opportunity to the communities of Florence and Pinal County, while providing this strategic commodity to the state and nation's economy."