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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….

LSCP Marketing Intern Position Open

  Lake Superior Community Partnership Job Description  To apply email your resume and cover letter to ashley@marquette.org Title: Marketing Intern Employment Status: Part-time Department: Marketing FLSA Status: Non-Exempt Reports To:  Marketing Director Direct Reports: 0   POSITION SUMMARY This position is responsible for assisting with marketing, events, investor, and public relations…

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…

Partner Spotlight with The Up North Lodge

This year we have launched a monthly Partner Spotlight program as a new way to get to know LSCP Partners!   Known for their amazing food (our favorite is the ribs), fun events, and entertaining atmosphere, The Up North Lodge is…

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…

How An Impact Study Assisted The UPSDA

We needed an economic impact assessment and Lake Superior Community Partnership (LSCP) was an excellent partner! For more than 30 years, the Upper Peninsula Sled Dog Association (UPSDA) has brought the UP200, Midnight Run, and Jack Pine 30 sled dog championship races to the Marquette region each February. Five…

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