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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…

Here’s What’s Happening in Talent Recruitment this Season

Are you thinking about switching career paths? Maybe you know a student who is not sure what career path to take? Fall is the season to explore! Marquette County is offering a number of career fairs, days, open houses and events…

MEDA Comes to the U.P. for the First Time in Over 20 Years

The Michigan Economic Developers Association (MEDA), founded in 1960, exists to advance economic development throughout Michigan, and increase the individual member’s effectiveness in the economic development profession. The association’s goal is to provide a variety of services and programs that will enhance…

LSCP Releases 2018 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…

Fall Fest 2019

As summer is winding down, back to school is fastly approaching. If you’re a business in Marquette County, consider checking out the upcoming Fall Fest event happening at Northern Michigan University (NMU). When school is in session, NMU’s student enrollment accounts for 11.5…

Volunteerism

vol·un·teer /ˌvälənˈtir/ noun a person who freely offers to take part in an enterprise or undertake a task. Last week, I had the pleasure of presenting to the Ishpeming Rotary Club. What you may not know is that Rotary was one of the places I…

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