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Taking Collaboration to the Next Level

You often hear the phrase “it takes a village” when trying to achieve great things. In the Upper Peninsula, we tend to amp that up to it takes a region. And thanks to that thinking, Marquette County is home to…

Being Part of the Conversation

If you’ve been following the local news, then you already understand that Marquette County is seeing a significant amount of potential development. From proposals for new housing, roads, hotels, industrial expansions, and more, there’s no denying that Marquette County is…

Growing from Within: The Value of Business Retention

In August, I and several others from the Upper Peninsula economic development community attended the Michigan Economic Developers Association Annual Meeting. The theme, “creative solutions” offered a lot of opportunities to think about emerging trends and issues in economic development….

General News Updates

Typically, summer is filled with festivals, beach time, hikes, biking, and so many more outdoor activities. And while we’ve had more nice days this month to enjoy summer, there has been significant activity happening with our federal, state, and private…

LSCP Perspective

Marquette County is a diverse place in many ways, including our economic seasons. While summer tourists find their way up here every year, we also benefit from another great migration: the annual return of students studying at Nothern Michigan University…

Supporting Marquette County Small Businesses

A recent online conversation with leaders in the public space arena included a shoutout to the Marquette area for its ongoing transformation from heavy reliance on a small set of industries to a more diversified economy combined with significant investments…

Benefits of the Lake Superior Community Partnership

As we near our 25th anniversary, it is a great time to reflect on the value the Lake Superior Community Partnership (LSCP) brings to the community and its uniqueness compared to the many other economic development organizations across the state….

Partner Spotlight with Bennett Media Group

This year we have launched a monthly Partner Spotlight program as a new way to get to know LSCP Partners! The LSCP had the amazing opportunity to interview John W. Bennett, President of Bennett Media Group (BMG) for June’s Partner…

Community Development’s Impact on Economic Development

Today, I’d like to deviate a bit from traditional economic development. You’re likely already aware of the idea that strong communities and strong economies go hand-in-hand. But the community development side of that equation can oftentimes be a difficult concept…

Introducing, Christopher Germain, LSCP CEO

It is exciting to be writing my first Mining Journal column as CEO of the Lake Superior Community Partnership; returning to the U.P. – in particular Marquette County – has been a personal goal for over a decade. I am…

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