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Benefits of being a partner of the LSCP

MARQUETTE — Is your business a partner of the Lake Superior Community Partnership (LSCP)? Did you know that the money you invest allows us to support economic development in Marquette County? The dues paid by our partners help us to provide business development services that help…

Terms of Economic Development

MARQUETTE — Often times, I use terms like “life-cycle” or “stages” of business and explain to you how we use each stage to categorize and define the clients we work with at the Lake Superior Community Partnership. I started thinking about all the jargon used in economic development…

Creating Good from Difficult Situations

MARQUETTE — As we are all well aware, the loss of the Empire Mine last year has had a significant impact on our region, in particular the west end of Marquette County. You also know that there has been an initiative, Project Empire, which was kicked…

EDAs in U.P. Form True Collaborative

MARQUETTE — By definition, collaboration is a purposeful relationship in which all parties strategically choose to cooperate in order to achieve shared or overlapping objectives. The definition of collaboration sounds simple; easy to understand. But in reality, true collaboration takes hard work and time to develop….

Job Posting: Director of Economic Development

Dickinson Area Economic Development Alliance (DAEDA) POSITION SUMMARY: The Director of Economic Development carries out the organization’s program involvement strategies, serves as the lead staff for associated programs, and conducts retention visits with area businesses to assess current opportunities and challenges and inform them of applicable DAEDA business services. PRIMARY…


Good Jobs is Good News for Michigan

MARQUETTE — The legislative process is complicated and often times frustrating. However, when successful, it can bring great joy to those who have written, advocated and lobbied for the bills. Good Jobs for Michigan was a package of bills first introduced in 2016 that would provide an…

What the Partnership is and is Not

We get many questions on what exactly the LSCP does. Do we only provide services for our partners or for the whole community? Are we a Chamber of Commerce? Are we an economic development organization? Are the services we provide free? Hopefully, I can clear up…

Offering Congratulations to Our Many Grads

With the hustle and bustle of the Lake Superior Community Partnership (LSCP) graduation season behind us, I’d like to take some time to dedicate today’s column to all of the people that have graduated from programs under the LSCP umbrella over…

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…

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