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MDARD Director expresses importance and potential of the U.P.

Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD) Director Gary McDowell visited a number of businesses and organizations in Marquette County as they work to advance during Michigan’s economic recovery. His visit included stops at the KI Sawyer Hangar Expansion and Wastewater Treatment Projects, Peace Pie Company, Lakeshore Depot, Superior Culture, and Northern Michigan University‘s Self Contained Sustainability Growing Center.

“Governor Whitmer created the new Office of Rural Development to recognize what our rural communities, like Marquette, bring to Michigan’s economy,” said McDowell. “I believe in Michigan, especially the full potential of our rural areas, our food and agriculture businesses, and in the Upper Peninsula.” Read more here.

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