Businesses Thrive In Michigan's Upper Peninsula

So Do Their People

Businesses Thrive In Michigan's Upper Peninsula

So Do Their People

The U.P. workforce is rock-solid reliable.

Four universities grow talent and spin up innovation.

An attractive cost of living helps companies win in the U.P.

Despite abundant forests, water and minerals, the U.P.’s greatest natural resource is people.

Our vibrant, active communities brim with grit and determination and our people live strong in the natural beauty that surrounds them.

About InvestUP

Your single U.P. Source

InvestUP is the lead regional economic organization for the Upper Peninsula. Our mission is to drive prosperity across the Upper Peninsula.

Core Values: Proactive, collaboration, leveraging, relationships, thought leaderships and most important to us – results.

MTU campus

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Michigan Technological University

Michigan Technological University is a public research university founded in 1885. The campus, located in Houghton, overlooks the Keweenaw Waterway and is just a few miles from Lake Superior. Their mission to create a just, prosperous, and sustainable world is expressed through their entrepreneurial spirit with equal parts curiosity and grit.

With five recent #1 rankings, MTU is a top academic and research university that attracts crazy-smart people who value an outdoor lifestyle to the Upper Peninsula.

Current Projects

Growing Now

Partnering with local economic development organize and legislators to provide up-to-date resources and information for U.P. Business who have been impacted by the pandemic. Please visit to learn more.

Leveraging trending opportunities like reshoring and remote workforce to attract business and talent to the region.

Work Where You Want To Live!

Upper Peninsula professionals have the unique opportunity to live in the communities that have the best tech jobs, start-up resources and world-class trails. Start your journey here!

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