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The Electrical Line Technician Program Graduates the Class of 2022

The Lake Superior Community Partnership (LSCP) would like to congratulate the students who just graduated from the Electrical Line Technician (ELT) program! Since its establishment in 2003, this program is a joint effort between Northern Michigan University (NMU), the Lake Superior…

New Leadership Coming to the LSCP

It’s hard to believe that this will be my last Mining Journal column as the CEO of the LSCP. I’ve learned so much from this community that I’ll be taking with me into my new role in the Office of Rural…

Economic Development and the LSCP – Past, Present, and Future

With a 25-year history in Marquette County’s economic development, the LSCP has seen many things come and go – and its past and present put us in a good spot for the future. The LSCP has built an economic development foundation…

More changes are coming to LSCP

As many know, the LSCP and other U.P. partners have long advocated for the creation of the Office of Rural Development, which was established by Governor Whitmer in January. Last week, the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development announced…

Financial Support Available for Business Needs

A critical goal in economic development is ensuring that businesses have the capital that they need to get started and grow. Understanding that funding can sometimes be difficult to access, the LSCP encourages businesses to take advantage of the opportunities…

Celebrating the Value of Winter in Marquette County

While the U.P. has always understood the value of winter, every four years the Winter Olympics are a worldwide reminder of what winter has to offer. And this year, thanks to its star, Nick Baumgartner, they’re also a celebration of…

New Ishpeming Partnership is an Investment in Economic Prosperity

Economic development doesn’t just happen – it happens in a place. It may sound obvious, but the location is everything for any business or development venture. When businesses or developers decide where to locate or expand, they ask questions about the…

Policy Updates and Connections in Northern Michigan

    In economic development, connections count.   LSCP’s ability to connect businesses and the region with decision-makers across Michigan is a case in point. By building relationships with legislators, state agencies, and other influential organizations, we can act as a strong voice…

Growth, Change, and Opportunity at the LSCP in 2022

The last couple of years has given a bad name to new year’s forecasts, upending all sorts of predictions for what’s to come in the year ahead. So, while no one claims to have a crystal ball about what the…

Year in Review: 2021 Wasn’t Business As Usual

As we wrap up 2021 and reflect on our year, one thing is clear – in 2021, there was no such thing as business as usual. Every business, family, and community organization spent 2021 adapting to the constant change that’s been…

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