New Investments in Marquette County

Private Investments

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 final phase of the Holiday Inn- Marquette renovation is now underway.  This phase consist 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 is scheduled to be complete 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
Completion: 4th Quarter 2018
Barrel + Beam
Barrel + Beam is a brewery solely focused on farmhouse and barrel-aged real ale.
$2 Million investment
Completed: Spring 2018
Brookridge Heights Expansion
29 Additional Rooms, dining, living and kitchen expansions. Additional common areas, living rooms and outside courtyards.
$4.5 Million Investment
Will employ an additional 30 people (90 total)
Completed: Mid 2017
miller-bradford_ Miller-Bradford & Risberg, Inc.
New 11,000 square foot facility
Negaunee Township
$1,500,000 investment
Eagle Mine – A subsidiary of Lundin Mining
Eagle Mine & Humboldt Mill
New jobs: 220 with a goal of at least 75% of its employee base drawn from the local community.
Construction jobs: 500
Investment: $470 million

My Place Hotel 
Four-story 63 room hotel
Investment: $4 million
Completed: 2017

New Jobs: 12 permanent and 2-4 seasonal

Construction jobs: 70


New Public Investments in Marquette County

Northern Michigan University    
Ripley Heat and Power Plant
Investment: 16.4 million
Completed: 2013
Jamrich Hall renovation
Investment: $33.5 million
Construction Jobs: 250
Completed: Summer 2014
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
Westwood High School Auditorium and Media Center
The Auditorium will 300 seat theater with state-of-the-art sound and lighting. The Media Center will be rebuilt into a digital learning design lab with an open concept allowing students to collaborate and build projects using digital technology and hands-on learning.
$1.55 Million Investment
Completed: Fall 2016
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.