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Work Where You Want To Live!

Upper Peninsula professionals have the unique opportunity of living in communities with great tech jobs, abundant start-up resources, and world-class nature trails. Start your journey here.

Why is Living and Working in the U.P. So Great?

Yes, business is great here. But more important – living is great here. Download our Why Upper Peninsula overview for a quick look at the regions abundant benefits – from one-of-a-kind lifestyles to STEM business and innovation, to details on affordable cost of living. A great read!

U.P. Economic Overview

Total Population (2017)302,077
Growth Rate for Previous 5 Years (2013 - 2017)-2.2%
Jobs (2017)132,870
Average Earnings (2017)$37,053
Gross Regional Product (2017)$10,726,054,000

Industry Highlights

  • More than 7,000 companies
  • International leaders in forestry, land management and mining best practices
  • Our communities are nationally ranked "Best Places to Live" by credible publications and news outlets
  • One of Mid-West's largest aerospace and defense clusters
  • Compared to Silicon Valley, the U.P. is building a similar reputation for STEM and is often referred to as "Innovation Shore".