New Investments in Marquette County

Private Investments

The Customs House

The Customs House development transforms the historical building in the heart of Downtown Marquette into four thoughtfully designed, completely unique condo units. The Customs House is located just footsteps away from Historic Downtown Marquette.

Estimated completion date: Fall 2021

Fairfield Inn & Suites Marquette

Opening late spring/early summer 2021, our hotel is conveniently located in the center of all corporate, government and leisure attractions in Marquette, Michigan. We are near downtown Marquette, UP Health System, Northern Michigan University and a host of our region’s premier businesses. The leisure traveler will find a beautiful sandy beach just across the road from us, as well as kayaking, biking, golf, snow sports and endless miles of hiking trails. The Marquette Bicycle Path runs right past our hotel and will easily guide you to Presque Isle Park, which is only a couple of short miles away. At the Marquette Fairfield Inn & Suites, you will enjoy our indoor pool/spa, complimentary high-speed Internet, complimentary hot breakfast each morning and legendary guest service that will make you want to return.

Investment amount – Est $12-13 million

Job creation – 25

FOX Marquette Subaru Dealership

A new, standalone Subaru dealership is coming to Marquette! FOX Marquette is looking forward to giving both their Subaru customers and their Ford customers the same great service, but with the extra capacity, customers should expect shortened waiting times. FOX Marquette has been careful to be good stewards of the environment throughout the project.

Investment amount – $7 million

Job creation – 15-20

TEAM Wireless

A brand new, three-unit building will be constructed on this 3195 Wright St. site over the next year and will become home to a brand new TEAM Wireless retail space, as well as two other businesses. TEAM Wireless will relocate to this new site from its current Marquette location sometime in 2020.

Investment amount – $3.5 million

Job creation – 10 additional careers at TEAM Wireless, 30+ careers expected across all 3 units.

Completion date 9/1/2020

Union Carpenters and Millwrights Skilled Training Center

Planned to open before 2020, the training center was a $10 million, 35,000 square feet investment. The center is located less than one mile west of Marquette township. Not included in the overall investment, was a sizable grant from the United Brotherhood of Carpenters International Organization to fund equipment needed to complete the project in a fourteen-month time frame.

Job creation: More than one-hundred and fifty trades persons were employed on the project.

Marquette Veterinary Clinic

Marquette Veterinary Clinic was established in 1958. A new clinic has been planned for years in the making and finally opened its doors on October 15th, 2019. The clinic is bigger with a better work flow for clients and staff, separate cat waiting room, more exam rooms, bigger lab/pharmacy, larger surgery suite and treatment area. In the last year, the Marquette Veterinary Clinic has hired an associate veterinarian and a licensed veterinary technician.

Architect: Ken Czapski.

Construction companies: Closner Construction, with local sub contractors including JP Electric, Skandia Truss, Dressler Mechanical, and Upper Hand Window Company.

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UP Health System-Marquette
Officially opened on June 2, 2019, UPHS- Marquette was a $300 million investment with 256 beds. For more information click here.

One Marquette Place
On June 13, One Marquette Place hosted a ribbon cutting and open tours to celebrate their official opening. The building includes a parking structure with high end apartments, a café, and some office space. Their investment in the community is $15 million. To find out more, click here.
Holiday Inn- Marquette
The last phase of the Holiday Inn- Marquette renovation is complete. This phase consisted of remodeling the last part of the hotel tower, the dining room, the pool room, and installing a new bar in the dining room. The project that started in September of 2017 was completed by 2019.
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Liberty Way
The Veridea Group
Tenants: Upper Peninsula Health Plan, mBank, Staybridge Suites, Myefski Architects, The Veridea Group
Washington & Lincoln Intersection, City of Marquette
Phased construction of three buildings containing 130,000 sq. ft.
150+ construction jobs, 100+ permanent full-time jobs added
Total Investment: $30 million

Grandview Marquette
Provide 56 Affordable Housing Units
$15.8 Million investment supported by low-income housing tax credits and federal historic tax credits administered by the Michigan State Housing Development Authority
Completion: late summer 2017
Ojibwa Casino Marquette
Total casino interior & exterior property renovation. Up 50+ New Jobs created in addition to existing staff positions.Includes the Following New Additions:
• A 76 Room Hotel & Spa,  1,200 Seat Entertainment Venue, two Signature Restaurants, Convention Center, New Players Club w/ Expanded Guest Services/Benefits & VIP Room, Bar & Lounge w/ Live Music Stage, Almost Double the Gaming Machines, Expanded Parking Spaces, & Exterior Landscaping & Lighting
$36+ Million investment
Completed in December of 2019
Barrel + Beam
Barrel + Beam is a brewery solely focused on farmhouse and barrel-aged real ale.
$2 Million investment
Completed: Spring 2018
miller-bradford_ Miller-Bradford & Risberg, Inc.
New 11,000 square foot facility
Negaunee Township
$1,500,000 investment

New Public Investments in Marquette County

Northern Michigan University    
NMU Dorms
351,000 square ft resident hall complex – adding 47 more beds to NMU’s housing capacity
Investment: $80 million
Completed: Summer 2018
University Center
The project will include a student-centered core on the first floor, with a relocated Center for Student Enrichment, smaller bookstore and new student activity zone with a pub-style atmosphere. The second floor will feature a 12,000 square-foot ballroom/conference space and reconfigured Great Lakes Rooms.
Investment: $20 million
Completion: Scheduled for Summer 2019
Jacobetti Center
The rebuild project of the Jacobetti Center  will feature more than 40 specialized laboratories and classrooms for education in skilled trades.
Investment: $28.6 million
The state will invest $20.1 million into this public-private partnership.
Marquette Energy Center
Construction Jobs: 125 plus
Investment: $65 million
Marquette County Jail
Focused on safety, security and bringing the building up to code.
Investment: $1.6 million renovation
marq_tran_transfer_station Marquette County Transit Authority
Downtown Transfer Station
Investment: $1.2 million
iron_ore Iron Ore Heritage Recreation Authority
Iron Ore Heritage Trail
DNR Trust Fund Grant: $400,000
MDOT TE Grant: $777,000
City Hall Renovation & Waster Water Treatment Plant Generator Project
Gundlach Champion, Inc. is working on Phase 3 completing the hallway floor tile and ceiling tile in an occupied City Hall.The Waste Water Treatment Plant generators were delivered and set in place in August. In mid-October, the gas conditioning equipment and gas storage tanks arrived on site. Johnson Controls will now begin the commissioning process.