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Job Posting: Membership & Administrative Coordinator

POSITION SUMMARY This position is responsible for assisting with marketing, events and investor and public relations activities. Position functions focus on investor recruitment, office maintenance and administrative duties.  Functions of this position include partner recruitment, invoicing of receivables through Chamber Master, coordinating meetings and events, travel arrangements and…

National Economic Development Week

It is ironic that my column appears in today’s paper as it is the kickoff of National Economic Development Week (EDW)! Created by the International Economic Development Council, and inspired by IEDC’s Immediate Past Chair, Barry Matherly, CEcD FM, President and CEO,…

Match UP holds promise to help spur employment

About a month ago, along with the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC), UPWARD Talent Council and Cliffs Natural Resources, we launched a talent portal called Match UP. This program allows employers with qualified job openings to connect directly with the experienced,…

Match UP talent portal ready to accept resumes for open positions

In collaboration with the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC), the Lake Superior Community Partnership (LSCP) and UPWARD Talent Council are offering Cliffs Natural Resource’s Empire Mine displaced workers a job portal to assist with securing new employment opportunities. On January 23, the UPWARD Talent Council will host an event at…

Clickner Awarded Recertification in Economic Development Designation

Marquette – Amy Clickner, Lake Superior Community Partnership CEO, has been awarded re-certification by the International Economic Development Council (IEDC). Clickner first achieved the Certified Economic Developer designation in 2010. CEcD recertification is required every three years to those who meet the demanding requirements for continuing education and service…

Rewards of economic development outweigh costs

The goal of economic development is to improve the economic well-being of a community through efforts that entail job creation, job retention, tax base enhancements and quality of life. We all benefit when the community’s economic development strategies are successful. I often…


Match UP connects employers with skilled workers

In economic development, we work with all types of businesses in all stages of their life cycle. While our staff is trained to assist with start up, expansion, retention and attraction needs of a business we are also prepared to…

Match UP talent portal to help connect laid off workers with job opportunities

In collaboration with the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC), the Lake Superior Community Partnership (LSCP) and UPWARD Talent Council have offered Cliffs Natural Resource’s Empire Mine displaced workers a job portal to assist with securing new employment opportunities. “Our primary focus is on these workers, and helping them to find…

How to make business connections that matter

Networking. You probably already know this is an important part of doing business. Building and maintaining relationships can go a long way in helping your business to succeed. For example, meeting the right people can help you gain referrals, create…

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