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Marquette County

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….

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…

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…