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Making the Most Out of Michigan

It started with the 2018 New York Times article, “Can Rural America Be Saved?”, but read more like, “should rural America be saved?”, which was responded to by Professor Jean Hardy, University of Michigan Research Assistant whose work on rural economic…

What is coming up for the LSCP?

As we enter 2020, my mind is all over the board with things that need to be accomplished at the Lake Superior Community Partnership this year. I’m not going to lie, sometimes it becomes overwhelming to think about! Kicking off the year…

A Look Into 2020

Happy New Year! Here’s to wishing you all have a healthy and prosperous 2020 … and if you own a business, want to buy or start one, or are an existing business with challenges or opportunities to tackle, let our team…

Economic Developer’s Wish List

Since we are in the midst of the holidays, I thought it only appropriate to share my top ten “wish list” as an economic developer with all of you. Here I have provided some actions we can all take to continue…

Michigan Future Business Index Presented

Every year Chris Holman and the Michigan Business Network (MBN) make their way to Marquette County to share the results of their Michigan Future Business Index. The index is defined by MBN as “The semi-annual Michigan Future Business Index has been…

Investing in Marquette County

In several columns, I have worked to communicate the value of investing in an economic development organization (edo) in your community. It is amazing, yet not unique to the LSCP, that being able to clearly and concisely define our value proposition…

Dont’ Forget to Shop Small this Holiday Season

With the holiday season underway, here in Marquette County we truly have many reasons to be thankful. We are lucky to live in this wonderful community filled with amazing organizations, businesses and people. On behalf of the LSCP, we want to…

Public Policy: Government Policies that Affect the Whole Population 

public policy (noun): government policies that affect the whole population  Public policy is not something everyone thinks about but is very important in how our society is managed. The Center for Civic Education defines specific attributes of public policy that help to expand on…

Construction and Collaboration in Marquette County

If you read my column, hang in there with me this week as it will be all over the board. Normally, I have a single subject that unfolds in my mind and ends up on my computer. Today, there are a…

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…

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