Invest in Marquette County’s Economic Future
Become an Investor of the LSCP today. The links below will give you information on the different levels of investment available. Please email Megan O’Connor, Outreach and Development Specialist, for information on becoming an investor.
Benefits of being an investor?
Three memberships for the price on one: The LSCP’s, U.S. Chamber of Commerce Federation Partnership Program* and Small Business Association of Michigan (SBAM) benefits*!
Business Retention Efforts
The Economic Development team at the LSCP can review company business plans and activities to assist in retention/expansion activities. From Start-Up to Succession, any sector or size, the LSCP is here to assist.
The LSCP works with the Marquette County EDC, the Michigan Small Business Development Center, Michigan Economic Development Corporation, Accelerate UP, Michigan Works! and Northern Initiatives to assist start-up and expanding businesses. IMPLAN is a tool available to partner businesses.
Serving as an advocate for business Partners, the LSCP assists businesses seeking resolution of governmental regulation, governmental incentives and business to business cooperation. The LSCP keeps up to date on local, state and national issues affecting business and shares information as appropriate.
Prospect Management / Referrals
As a primary first contact for business prospects, the LSCP directs prospective businesses to our Partners for business guidance and services.
The LSCP directs businesses to locations most suitable for their establishment and expansion needs. Check out ZoomProspector for site location assistance.
Financing is available through the Marquette County EDC, Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC), local financial institutions and other conventional sources. The LSCP Economic Development Team is knowledgeable about local, state and federal incentive programs available.
Workforce Development efforts are through the Lake Superior Community Partnership Foundation and our collaboration with K-12, NMU, Marquette Alger RESA, Careers in Technical Education and Michigan Works!. An online job posting service is available to all LSCP Partners. Our “working here” page has even more information.
All Partners are listed on the LSCP website and have the option to link their website to the LSCP searchable database.
All partners are eligible to host a Business After Hours event should they choose. There is a $350 cost to cover the LSCP’s administrative work promoting and staffing at these events. By attending the event, guests and hosts are provided with an optimum opportunity to network and make valuable business connections.
All partners are eligible to host a webinar should they choose. There is a $250 cost to cover the LSCP’s administrative work promoting and staffing at these events. By attending the event, guests are provided with an educational opportunity to learn more about your business.
This program provides incentives for LSCP Partner businesses and employees to do business within the community and with other Partners. It’s a win-win situation! Click here for a list of participating members.
Partners can take advantage of our email broadcast service for a nominal fee. Email broadcasts are sent to nearly 2,200 emails.
Press Releases/News Articles
The LSCP will assist Partner businesses and events to write and distribute press releases to local media Upper Peninsula Business Today and various other news outlets across the U.P.
Celebrating a grand opening, remodel, new location, anniversary or breaking ground for a new project? The LSCP can coordinate a ribbon cutting, first dollar ceremony or ground breaking for your occasion and issue press releases after the event.
Lunch & Learn
The LSCP team will assist your business in hosting your own Lunch and Learn. We will handle the marketing and registration of the event.
Do you need data related to jobs, earnings, programs, demographics, etc.? Contact our Business Development Team to run a report!
Do you have some research you’d like done? Our staff will assist you in creating a survey, distributing it and collecting the results.
Are you looking for dates to show the effects that an investment or event will have on the local economy? Contact the Business Development Team for more information on how we can help.
As a partner of the Lake Superior Community Partnership, your business is eligible for many promotions from Office Depot. You can receive savings from ten to fifty percent off select items.
The LSCP’s conference room is available free of charge to qualifying Partners needing a meeting space for 10 people. Coffee and A/V services are available as well.
Free Notary Public Use
The LSCP provides free notary public use to all Partners.
Access to Mailing Labels
Partners can take advantage of purchasing mailing labels. We can print our Partner listing on labels for a fee of $100.
*SBAM and Chamber benefits are not available through this program for current Chamber and SBAM members, companies with 500+ employees, or annual revenue of $25 million or more.