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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,…

U.P. Perspective | Rallying Around Sawyer International Airport

Perspective delivered by Christopher Germain New CEO, LSCP. Today I’d like to talk about infrastructure. While that may commonly conjure images of roads or water systems, I specifically want to discuss one of our critical Marquette County infrastructure assets which have provided decades of economic advancement and opportunity: Sawyer International Airport. Right now,…

Rallying Around Sawyer International Airport

Today I’d like to talk about infrastructure. While that may commonly conjure images of roads or water systems, I specifically want to discuss one of our critical Marquette County infrastructure assets which have provided decades of economic advancement and opportunity:…

Thinking Countywide

Marquette County is the largest county by land area in the state of Michigan. Consisting of 22 unique cities, villages, and townships, the county offers a diverse array of lifestyles and economic opportunities. And no matter where your business or organization resides in Marquette County, the Lake Superior Community…

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….

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