InvestUP is Hiring: Director of Talent Initiatives

By Morgan Laajala | April 6, 2019 | 0

InvestUP is a private sector-led economic development organization strategically focused on driving economic growth across Michigan’s beautiful Upper Peninsula, which is paradise for those longing for experiential living, with a

The Legend lives on — entrepreneurial spirit and Ironwood community behind iconic Stormy Kromer brand

By Morgan Laajala | March 21, 2019 | 0

IRONWOOD, Michigan. (November 20, 2018) Entrepreneurial spirit runs deep in the family behind the iconic Story Kromer brand. In 2001, the original Stormy Kromer company in Milwaukee was selling just

Liberty Farms & Flour Mills is no longer a “run of the mill” family farm

By Morgan Laajala | March 6, 2019 | 0

Upper Peninsula family hobby farm now means business with the support of public and private support. SKANDIA, Michigan (March 6, 2019)  As a kid, Paul Wilson, Jr. loved to drive

New Soo Lock could bring mega boom to area economy, and secure national shipping infrastructure

By Morgan Laajala | March 1, 2019 | 0

SAULT STE. MARIE, Michigan.  (March 1, 2019) Over 1,000 high quality jobs could be shipping into Sault Ste. Marie with plans of a new Soo Lock coming closer and closer

Iconic UP Paper prepares for the future with private and public investment

By Morgan Laajala | February 26, 2019 | 0

MANISTIQUE, Michigan. (February 5, 2019) — When you receive a package in the mail, there’s a good chance a UP Paper product protected the contents. The nearly century-old paper mill

Community banks are driving the cornerstone of the Upper Peninsula Economy

By Morgan Laajala | January 28, 2019 | 0

mBank CEO talks about the importance of community banking MANISTIQUE, Michigan (January 28, 2019) — If you ever do business with community banks, you may notice something different about them.

Lansing commitment will generate more than $156 million of holiday cheer throughout Upper Peninsula

By Morgan Laajala | December 21, 2018 | 0

HOUGHTON, Michigan (December 20, 2018)  Michigan’s Upper Peninsula is celebrating the recent appropriation of $119.3 million and the creation of numerous new jobs by the outgoing Michigan State Legislature. The

Private and public resources work together to brew a start-up success for Barrel + Beam in Marquette, Michigan

By Morgan Laajala | November 15, 2018 | 0

MARQUETTE, Michigan (November 15, 2018)  When Marina Dupler and Nick Vancourt began tossing around the idea of starting a brewery that crafts world-class farmhouse and barrel-aged real ale, they knew

New Lake State president, Dr. Hanley, sees a bright future for the university and Upper Peninsula workforce

By Morgan Laajala | November 8, 2018 | 0

SAULT STE. MARIE, Michigan (November 8, 2018) – There was a fresh sense excitement on the campus of Lake Superior State University at the end of August as more than

$5 Million commercial loan program created to stimulate Gogebic County jobs

By Morgan Laajala | November 2, 2018 | 0

Strategic initiative in response to Ojibway Correctional Facility closing MARQUETTE, Michigan (November 20, 2018) – InvestUP is supporting economic development activities to help offset the Ojibway Correctional Facility closing in