While the drilling is taking place in Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Virginia, Texas and North Dakota, the economic development is nationwide. The shale gas supply chain is robust and growing. This article discusses sand mining in Wisconsin. Sand is a proppant used in shale gas fracking and the sand in Wisconsin, Minnesota, Illinois and Iowa has the particular properties to make it most advantageous for fracking. Just as fracking has its supporters and detractors, not everyone is embracing the sand mining.