Help Encourage Cleveland-Cliffs to Expand Operations in Michigan

For over 170 years Cleveland-Cliffs has mined iron ore on the range in Michigan’s beautiful Upper Peninsula. In fact, it started right here in Marquette County. It is part of our heritage and our culture. We understand the ups and downs of the industry, but more importantly, we understand all that it has significantly contributed to our economy and the lives of our citizens. Faced with the potential to reopen the Empire Mine, we stand strong in our commitment to mining and urge Cleveland-Cliffs to expand operations in Michigan.

Resolutions and Letters of Support to should be returned to our office or emailed to They will be delivered to Cleveland-Cliffs at once.

Here are some resources to help:

Sign petition here

Draft Letter of Support

Letter of Support Template

Draft Resolution- Support for Reopening Empire Mine


In the News:

Michigan hoping Cliffs expands operations in U.P., re-opens Empire Mine

LSCP creates online petition for Empire Mine

Petition created to urge Cleveland-Cliffs to reopen Empire Mine in the U.P.

Marquette County sending support to Cleveland Cliffs to re-open Empire Mine

Marquette County Board supports potential reopening of Empire Mine