Engaging with the Local Community
From stimulating the economy to protecting the area’s natural resources, we believe that good community relations are as necessary for our business success as the effective engagement of our operations. We engage openly and transparently with the local community and our stakeholders and offer support by developing meaningful relationships with local organizations and residents. Our ultimate goal is to strengthen the communities in which we work and live. Upon the conclusion of Eagle, it won’t matter how much ore we hauled or processed – what matters is that we leave the Upper Peninsula in a better social and economic state than when we started.
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We actively participate with local organizations and support projects that promote long term mutual benefits to the communities where we work. Areas of focus include human development, public education, environment, and arts and culture. When selecting projects, we give preference to organizations working towards solutions that will benefit the community as a whole. To request corporate funds from Eagle, please read our Community Assistance Guidelines and submit an Online Contribution Request Form. For more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
At Eagle, we want to build community trust and confidence in our ability to operate and close a world class mine in the Upper Peninsula (UP). Our Community Forums are an engaging and conversational get-together. We provide a quick update on our operations, introduce attendees to some of our team members and find out what’s on everyone’s mind. Most importantly, our Forums are designed as a two-way dialog between Eagle and the community. We encourage anyone to come and ask questions about our operations and activities. With this open and honest approach, we look forward to feedback that continuously improves the way that we operate. We hold our forums twice a year – Spring and Fall. Our next set of community forums will be held in the Fall of 2019.
Watch our most recent Community Forum below.
At Eagle Mine, we work to combat the boom and bust cycle of mining. We want to deliver value to our shareholders as well as leave positive impact on the community for many generations.
Between 2011 and 2025, Eagle Mine’s direct and indirect impact is estimated to generate an additional $4.3 billion for Michigan’s economy
boost to the Marquette County Economy
Marquette County’s economy is expected to be nearly 20 per cent greater by 2016 when Eagle Mine’s economic contribution peaks than it otherwise would have been without Eagle
estimated in local procurement
estimated in state/local taxes and royalties
We employ roughly 400 people
local hire commitment
The Lundin Foundation, Eagle Mine and Northern Initiatives partnered to create a new program to benefit area entrepreneurs. The Eagle Emerging Entrepreneur Fund (Fund) is an innovative partnership with the objective to enhance the accessibility and affordability of loans and technical assistance to micro- and small enterprises in Marquette County. The Eagle Emerging Entrepreneurs Fund launched in 2013 and is managed by Northern Initiatives, which is responsible for assessing and approving loans.
Accelerate U.P. (AUP) is a grass roots community project which offers free and confidential business coaching within Marquette County to promote entrepreneurial success. We believe the future of every community lies in capturing the talent, energy and imagination of its people. AUP launched in 2013 to address the boom and bust cycle that is typical of mining. The ultimate goal is to create as many jobs outside of the mining industry as we create in the industry.
The Marquette Alger Technical Middle College (MATMC) is a public tuition-free, early college program which offers an integrated high school and college program for students. MATMC enables students from throughput Marquette and Alger counties to earn a high school diploma, a significant number of college credits and a Technical Certificate from NMU at no cost to the student or their families. This program, created by the partnering of Eagle Mine, Marquette-Alger RESA, local school districts and Northern Michigan University, will increase the technical skills that are currently in demand in Marquette County and create jobs for local people.