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Winning Michigan Jobs coalition to help state gain competitive advantage

A new coalition of job creators, economic professionals, and industry leaders from across the state—including InvestUP—have joined forces to help Michigan regain a competitive edge in the race for new jobs and investment. The Winning Michigan Jobs coalition is focused on four key areas that are consistently cited as areas where other states are outpacing Michigan in the race to create new, well-paying jobs: Develop sites, incentivize wisely, serve customers, and prepare the workforce.

“By creating a consistent, cohesive, competitive economic development strategy, we can get back in the game and compete to win,” said Randy Thelen, President and CEO of The Right Place. “If we do nothing, we will continue to fall behind other states as Michigan’s future prosperity becomes more uncertain.” Read more here.

As a part of our commitment to the Upper Peninsula, we collaborate with partners to share some of the most compelling stories about business and job growth across the region. Our goal through these stories is to get at the heart of what makes the U.P. unique — and to ensure these stories travel beyond our peninsula and broadly illustrate why the UP is the place to live and work.

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