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Fayette Historic State Park to receive $1M for preservation

Fayette Historic State Park

Fayette Historic State Park in Delta County is among 11 state parks to receive funding for improvements and upgrades from the Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR). Fayette received $600,000 and $400,000 to launch the first and second phases, respectively, of their historic townsite preservation project. “Michigan’s state parks and recreation system has experienced a […]

Pier Placemaking Project in Houghton to be completed this summer

Pier Placemaking Project

The City of Houghton is working with the Michigan Economic Development Corporation on the long-awaited Pier Placemaking Project. MJO Contracting of Hancock has been working diligently on the project with an anticipated ending date sometime this summer. Between the Portage Lake District Library (pictured) and the Michigan Tech Lakeshore Center, the Pier will create a […]

Copper Axe opens for business in downtown Calumet

Copper Axe

The Copper Axe—a family friendly axe throwing parlor—is now open for business in Calumet, MI. The only axe throwing parlor in the Upper Peninsula, the Copper Axe has six lanes, each with its own target, and a variety of axe sizes to throw. Main Street Calumet believes this will appeal to both locals and visitors. […]

Eligible U.P. manufacturers can apply for Industry 4.0 Grants

manufacturers discussing a project

Right now, small manufacturers across the Upper Peninsula are looking to become better through technology. The Michigan Economic Development Corporation is looking to give businesses a technological boost through Industry 4.0 Technology Implementation Grants. Small manufacturers, defined by North American Industry Classification System code and recognized by the Small Business Administration, can earn up to […]

U.P. companies are leading the tech business boom in Michigan

orbion space technologies

Small tech companies are flourishing in the fertile ground of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. Powered by U.P. universities and SmartZones, as well as its native entrepreneurial spirit and attractive quality of life, companies are bringing innovations to market to create alternative energy solutions, make college admissions more fair, propel satellites into space, and wire hotels around […]

Northcross Group developing next generation of cyber professionals

Northcross Group (NCG) is a trusted leader in cybersecurity and business management headquartered in Maine with offices in Washington D.C. and Marquette. Since 2006, Northcross Group has empowered its clients to use technology to improve operations, expand market positions, and increase revenues. Northcross Group has been engaged in an academic partnership with NMU’s Cybersecurity Institute […]

North Bluff Disc Golf Course in Gladstone ranks #2 in Michigan

North Bluff Disc Golf

Designed by a professional and played on by people all over the country, the North Bluff Disc Golf Course in Gladstone was ranked number two out of 470 courses in Michigan and 64th in the world on the UDisc app. UDisc helps players keep track of their scores on more than 14,000 courses around the […]

Portage Lake Lift Bridge becomes National Landmark by the ASCE

Portage Lake Lift Bridge

The Portage Lake Lift Bridge is now a National Historic Engineering Landmark, designated as such during a ceremony on Friday, June 17th, by the American Society of Civil Engineers. In addition to this designation, the bridge has received a State Historic Civil Engineering Award. The idea to present the bridge with this award began with […]

Keweenaw Peninsula named one of the best 4th of July fishing spots

cassandra wagner with a big ol fish

The Keweenaw Peninsula was featured as one of the top fishing spots in the country for this 4th of July by FishingBooker, an online service for booking fishing trips. According to FishingBooker, trophy-caliber Lake Trout is what makes the location stand out with the peak season coming right on the doorstep of Independence Day. “Of […]

Economic development organizations collaborate to support business owners and entrepreneurs

Economic development leaders

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 […]

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