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AMERICA’S MOST VALUABLE NATURAL RESOURCE LIVES HERE.

People here crave the Upper Peninsula’s rugged and remote location because it keeps them gutsy and pure. This makes grit and determination a common thread running through every U.P. industry – from fabricating metal for heavy machinery to developing electrospray plasma thruster technology for nano satellites. While mining, timber and water remain abundant, the U.P.’s most valuable natural resource is the character of its people.

CORE INDUSTRY SECTORS IN MICHIGAN’S UPPER PENINSULA

The U.P. trail blazed America’s industrial revolution as a significant source of iron ore, copper, nickel and timber. 

Great Lakes transport connected the U.P. to the world, as it still does today. And while these industries remain active, the region has grown beyond living off the land and water. Today Michigan’s Upper Peninsula is building, making, innovating and advancing across diverse sectors.

A pipeline of talent from universities and CTE programs feeds the U.P.’s high tech, advanced manufacturing companies that produce circuit boards, helicopters and relay and control products.

Companies that require privacy, security, STEM talent and a range of outdoor temperatures and testing conditions have found the U.P. ideal.

Because the Upper Peninsula treasures its natural resources, we are world leaders in responsible mining, foresting and land management practices.

The U.P. lifestyle and positive business environment have attracted a cluster of new and established medical device companies that call the region home.

Michigan Technological University, Northern Michigan University, Lake Superior State University and established “Smart Zones” have fueled highly successful start-up spin-off companies.

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