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Expanding our Regional Influence is a Team Sport

On Friday, January 20th, I had the pleasure of attending the Northern Michigan Policy Conference, an annual event put on through the hard work of our friends at the Northern Michigan Chamber Alliance (NMCA) and the staff at Traverse Connect….

New Year, New Opportunities

Earlier this month, I attended the first Industry Night event hosted by our friends at the Upper Peninsula Construction Council (UPCC). In the room were representatives from labor, industry, all levels of government, and so many others. It was an…

LSPC Perspectives: Economic Development Never Sleeps

It’s a busy time of year for all of us. From shopping and baking cookies to attending holiday parties and hustling to reach those year-end goals at work, economic development is likely the last thing on many people’s minds…

Keeping Your Money Local During the Holidays

Now that the laser show is back on the lower harbor ore dock (thanks to Travel Marquette and Fresh Coast Light Lab!), one can consider the holiday season in full swing. In between all the parties, meetups with friends,…

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…

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