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The Upper Peninsula has a strong network of local economic development organizations that can help you find the resources you need to start and grow a business. Some of those consulting, financial, and office space resources include:

Campfire CoWorks, Marquette
CWRK Collective, Iron Mountain
Finlandia Jutila Center Space, Hancock
Invent@NMU, Marquette
Innovate Marquette, Marquette
Lake Superior State University, Sault Ste. Marie
MTEC SmartZone, Houghton
1Q1 Coworking, Hancock

Region-wide resources include:

Cathy Fairbanks, Regional Director, Northwest Michigan PTAC
Laura Marohnic, Regional Manager, Michigan Small Business Development Center
Christine Rector, Business Coach, Northern Initiatives

There may be more resources available in your community. Contact your local economic development office for guidance and what’s available near you.