Engaging with the Local Community
Eagle Mine Community Forums to be held in May
Join us at one of our upcoming forums for an engaging and conversational get-together. We will provide you with a quick update on our operations and find out what’s on your mind.
Most importantly, these forums are designed as a two-way dialog between Eagle and the community. We encourage you to come and ask questions about our operations and activities.
- Monday, May 15, 5:30-7 PM, Humboldt Township Hall, Champion
- Wednesday, May 17, 12-1 PM, Michigamme Township Hall, Michigamme
- Monday, May 22, 12-1 PM, Eagle Mine Information Center, Marquette
- Tuesday, May 23, 5:30-7 PM, Thunder Bay Inn, Big Bay
Food and refreshments will be provided. For more information, please call us at (906) 273-1550 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Join on us a free public tour this summer! Get a behind-the-scenes look at the nation’s only primary nickel mine! Mine and mill tours are FREE to the public and available from June through October. Reservation is required and you must be 13 years or older to participate. Click here for the complete 2017 tour schedule and more details.
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 email@example.com.
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). The Eagle Mine Community Scorecard allows community members to rate our performance in five areas which they said are important to them. Those five areas are: environmental performance, local hire, safety, communication and engagement, and community development. Scorecard data is published in local newspapers and posted on our website. To our knowledge no other mining company has introduced a tool that allows the community to regularly rate their performance, which is then made public. We hope with the Eagle Mine Community Scorecard, the UP continues to set new benchmarks in how modern mining works with communities. With this open and honest approach, we look forward to feedback that continuously improves the way that we operate.
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.