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Midterm Election: Why You Should Vote

de·​moc·​ra·​cy | \di-ˈmä-krə-sē  \ Definition of democracy  1a: government by the people especially: rule of the majority b: a government in which the supreme power is vested in the people and exercised by them directly or indirectly through a system of representation usually involving periodically held free elections With Election Day tomorrow, I thought it only fitting that my column reflect…

Tips to Help with Workplace Culture

You have heard me talk many times about the talent shortage or “tight” labor market we are currently facing. We talk with businesses every day about their struggles for talent, what they are doing to attract and retain employees and we provide any type of assistance we can. One thing…


LSCP Releases 2018 Vision Magazine

Each year, the LSCP releases Vision Magazine, which showcases some of the many businesses and organizations that make Marquette County what it is today. We have a great partnership with the Mining Journal who handles the advertising and works with LSCP staff on content. We are thankful to all…

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 you as a business or community supporter, I…

Report forecasts economic changes

In the past I have written about a typical day in the life of an economic developer. My point in that column was that there isn’t a typical day in economic development. Just as your business needs to be nimble and flexible to be successful, so do the services…

LSCP Releases 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 clear vision of the economic landscape within…

NMU Fall Fest

As summer continues to grace us with its hot presence, the last thing you want to think about is “back to school.” However, if you’re a business in Marquette County, consider giving a little attention to the upcoming Fall Fest event happening at Northern Michigan University (NMU). When school is…

Lake Superior Leadership Academy

In this day and age, it’s vital for communities to have involvement from leaders and individuals to ensure a successful, thriving, and enjoyable place to work and live. Communities need leaders with a vision to see the potential in areas for growth and improvement, as well as efficient strategies…

Support the Soo Locks

You may remember back in April, during a visit to Michigan, President Trump called on Congress to fix the Soo Locks. The locks remain the largest waterway traffic system in the country and allow freighters to carry critical supplies through the Great…

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