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Economic development organizations collaborate to support business owners and entrepreneurs

InvestUP CEO Marty Fittante joined Christopher Germain, CEO of Lake Superior Community Partnership, and Joe Thiel, CEO of Innovate Marquette SmartZone, on Media Meet. Following their recent move into the newly renovated Kaufman Block—along with Northern Initiatives, Northwest Michigan PTAC, AccelerateUP, and Invent@NMU—the group discussed how they have modified the way they do business in order to create a more collaborative environment for everyone.

“The space gives us the opportunity to drive energy, ideas, and creation to drive entrepreneurship right into an actual business, bringing all the collaborators together,” said Fittante. “Any business can walk through the door for assistance, and we will direct them to the right person to get them whatever help they need.” Watch the full episode 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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