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2023 InvestUP CEO Summit

InvestUP held its second UP CEO Summit in Marquette on May 11, 2023. Executives and leaders from 100+ businesses came together with stakeholders to build new working relationships and participate in a day of action-driven discussions. Together, the attendees represented thirteen of the UP’s fifteen counties. Featured speaker Neel Kashkari, president and CEO of the Federal Reserve […]

2022 Year in Review

U.P. Businesses and People Continue to thrive! More than $ 0 Million invested into the regionto grow and retain theworkforce. More than $ 0 Billion committed to infrastructure improvements. More than $ 0 Million committed to development and expansion projects. 0 Projects funded as part ofdevelopment andexpansion across the U.P. Nearly 0 Million visitors to […]

InvestUP applauds collaboration leading to historic investments in Upper Peninsula

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Policymakers, stakeholders, and InvestUP work together to secure largest regional investment ever with unprecedented State incentive of $200M ESCANABA, Mich. (January 31, 2023) After months of negotiations and collaboration with state and local stakeholders and policymakers, InvestUP, its partners and the region as a whole are celebrating global supplier Billerud’s unprecedented investment in the Upper […]

Four U.P. universities expanding training offerings, aiming to fill 300 manufacturing jobs

UPPER PENINSULA, Mich. (October 12, 2022)  InvestUP, the Upper Peninsula’s regional economic development organization, together with support from Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) and other vital partners across the U.P., has convened an initiative aimed at supporting the demand for advanced manufacturing talent. The training and job placement program, called UP Pathways to Employment in […]

InvestUP awarded $15M for Upper Peninsula economic development

“Transformative” opportunity will allow the region to directly address its priorities MARQUETTE, Mich. — InvestUP has received an allocation of $15 million for Upper Peninsula economic development as part of the 2022-2023 Michigan budget bills which the state legislature passed on July 1. Gov. Gretchen Whitmer is expected to approve the measures within the next […]

Big changes in Upper Peninsula healthcare industry point to job growth and greater access to world-class care

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Advanced specialty services now available locally through new partnerships UPPER PENINSULA, MI (March 31, 2022)  High-quality, local healthcare is a key component of thriving communities. Patients across the Upper Peninsula have traditionally had access to attentive, compassionate care yet sometimes have had to travel to seek advanced specialty care. Exciting new partnerships and expansions in […]

As InvestUP Chair Mahaney leaves a legacy of strategic action, the board remains focused on impact outcomes

Incoming chair Hicks to address strategic priorities of business and talent attraction and retention, education and workforce development, population growth, housing UPPER PENINSULA, MI (March 22, 2022)  This month, InvestUP board of directors leadership will transition from founding InvestUP Chairman and CEO of Veridea Group, Bob Mahaney, to Steve Hicks, CEO of Longyear. Hicks will […]

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