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Fundraising for Economic Development in Marquette County

Fundraising. Often times the very activity that is needed to sustain and grow a non-profit organization or event. As someone who is responsible for it in my organization, I can tell you first-hand how difficult it can be at times. For…

Here’s What’s Happening in Talent Recruitment this Season

Are you thinking about switching career paths? Maybe you know a student who is not sure what career path to take? Fall is the season to explore! Marquette County is offering a number of career fairs, days, open houses and events…

MEDA Comes to the U.P. for the First Time in Over 20 Years

The Michigan Economic Developers Association (MEDA), founded in 1960, exists to advance economic development throughout Michigan, and increase the individual member’s effectiveness in the economic development profession. The association’s goal is to provide a variety of services and programs that will enhance…

Now Hiring: Outreach Coordinator

  Lake Superior Community Partnership Job Description   Title: Outreach Coordinator Employment Status: Full-time Department: Marketing FLSA Status: Non-Exempt Reports To:  Marketing Director Direct Reports: 0     POSITION SUMMARY Functions of this position include investor recruitment and management, assisting with marketing, events and public relation activities. Coordinate meetings for assigned committees/boards, assist Controller…

LSCP Releases 2018 Data Booklet

Each year the LSCP researches and compiles economic data important to our community. The data booklet is created with the help of Economic Modeling Specialists Incorporated (EMSI). EMSI compiles data from over 90 different federal, state and private data sources to create a…

Fall Fest 2019

As summer is winding down, back to school is fastly approaching. If you’re a business in Marquette County, consider checking out the upcoming Fall Fest event happening at Northern Michigan University (NMU). When school is in session, NMU’s student enrollment accounts for 11.5…

Volunteerism

vol·un·teer /ˌvälənˈtir/ noun a person who freely offers to take part in an enterprise or undertake a task. Last week, I had the pleasure of presenting to the Ishpeming Rotary Club. What you may not know is that Rotary was one of the places I…

Talent Update

At the LSCP, we do approximately 500 business visits per year to make sure we understand the challenges and opportunities they are facing. The number one challenge we continue to hear, is the difficulty finding and retaining talent. So as an economic development…

The Economic Impact of Summer Tourism

As you know, the Lake Superior Community Partnership works in economic development. But what folks often don’t realize is that tourism is an important component of economic development and contributes to the success of our region. In the summer months in particular, do…

Projects That Matter

In economic development, we sell our region. We market all the wonderful attributes that make companies want to do business here. For example: Natural beauty Recreational opportunities Low risk of natural disaster Strong work ethic/talent Low crime rates World class university and…

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