The Upper Peninsula Collaborative Development Council (UPCDC) is seeking proposals for services to assist in the study of a regional workforce and labor pool, supply, and demand. The region includes the fifteen rural counties of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. InvestUP as the lead organization of the UPCDC, is administering this grant and facilitating this process on behalf of the collaborative, with Upper Peninsula Michigan Works as co-lead and workforce partner. InvestUP is the regional economic development organization spanning the Upper Peninsula with the mission of driving prosperity across the region.
The purpose of a UP-wide labor market study is to address retention, expansion and attraction of business investment and talent by demonstrating availability of an appropriate workforce for each labor market. The UPCDC is seeking a firm that would be capable of researching existing workforce infrastructure, providing industry and training projections practical to the rural region, and identifying resources and best practices for greater economic prosperity. Labor shed assessments will be the most valuable for different geographic counties and business centers. To attract or retain our labor base, we need to understand and document the pool of labor within a 30- and 50-mile radius.
View the full RFP here.