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Improvements coming to U.P. through $4.8B infrastructure plan

The state of Michigan will soon see infrastructure improvements through a $4.8 billion spending plan that was recently passed by the House and Senate. While it is unclear exactly how much funding the U.P. will get overall, the economic impact and regional growth will be significant. InvestUP CEO Marty Fittante says one of the many positive impacts will be on recreation. “The $450 million that’s being put into parks and trails is really important for us in that respect,” he said.

Rep. Sara Cambensy said in a statement, “The economic growth that will come from this unprecedented investment is unlike anything U.P. legislators have been able to capture since building the Mackinac Bridge.” The spending plan also includes $750 million for statewide infrastructure improvements, $250 million for broadband access, and $100 million for housing. Read more here.

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