PotashCorp, Lanigan Division is located 36km west of Jansen, and employs approximately 600 employees with the many living in the area. In 2007, a 300 million dollar expansion was undertaken which created 120 new permanent jobs at this potash mine. For further information go to www.potashcorp.com and click on the link to Lanigan Division.
BHP Billiton is the world’s largest diversified natural resources company. They have some 41,000 employees working in more than 100 operations in 25 countries. BHP Billiton is integral as an industry leader in major commodity businesses including aluminum, energy coal and metallurgical coal, copper, manganese, iron ore, uranium, nickel, silver and titanium minerals, and has substantial interests in oil, gas, liquefied natural gas and diamonds. At this time, BHP Billiton is exploring the possibility of a Potash Mine in the Jansen area and currently is spending over 2 million dollars daily on site preparation.
Agriculture plays a major role in the economy of Jansen. Although oilseed/cereal grain farming is the primary industry, mixed farming also plays a pivotal role in this central grainbelt. In further support of agriculture, Pound-Maker Agventures Ltd., located 10 miles north-west of the village, is a fully integrated feedlot and ethanol plant. The feedlot has a capacity for 30,000 head of cattle and the ethanol plant produces over 10 million litres of ethanol annually.