Neighboring village associations to Mawson's project and the local Ylitornio municipality have demonstrated strong support for Mawson's exploration work. A recent communique from the Meltosjärvi Village Association outlines this rationale.
Mawson has very good co-operation with local people from who we receive a lot of support and help. The Company purchases services locally when possible. The Company organizes public events for the locals, and keeps regularly contact to many of them. The co-operation has been very transparent, spontaneous and interactive.
The Company also supports also local children's education, for example by purchasing necessary equipment for the local schools. The main office of the company is located in Lohijärvi village. The office has been rented from a local farmer. Company workers use the services offered by the locals as they reside in the area during most working weeks. Storage and vehicles are mostly rented from Rovaniemi.