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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…

Staying Engaged an Important Part of Influencing 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 the above…

U.P. Region Has Plenty of Assets to Attract Businesses and Developers

MARQUETTE – While you are familiar with the Lake Superior Community Partnership and our economic development efforts in Marquette County, you may not realize that there are similar organizations across the Upper Peninsula that serve the same purpose in their communities. You…

LSCP Seeks Official Reaccreditation

ac·cred·i·ta·tion (əˌkrediˈtāSH(ə)n/) noun 1. the action or process of officially recognizing someone as having a particular status or being qualified to perform a particular activity. “the accreditation of professionals” Many professions have statewide, national or international associations that you can belong to for a variety…

Job Posting: Business Development Representative

POSITION SUMMARY The Business Development Representative carries out the organization’s program involvement strategies, serves part of a staff team for associated programs, and conducts retention visits with area businesses to assess current opportunities and challenges and inform of applicable LSCP business services. PRIMARY POSITION OBJECTIVES Conducts partner and prospect retention/expansion and…


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