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U.P. Perspectives

U.P. Perspectives, hosted by Amy Clickner, offers insight to economic development in Michigan's Upper Peninsula.

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Recent Posts

U.P. Perspective | Remote Work and Internet Access

U.P. Perspectives
April 5, 2021 2:00 PM

News from Sarah Lucas and Lake Superior Community Partnership, sharing the U.P. Perspective:

Remember when working from home was a novelty, or even a privilege?

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U.P. Perspective | A Strong Network in Marquette County

U.P. Perspectives
March 23, 2021 2:00 PM

News from Sarah Lucas and Lake Superior Community Partnership, sharing the U.P. Perspective:

A year into the pandemic, it’s worth taking a moment to reflect on some of the many lessons it has taught us, for good or ill – although, frankly, we’re all probably tired of several of those lessons. We’ve all been living them, over and over, for the last year, adapting to new normals and virtual worlds, adjusting our best-laid plans, and finding new ways forward. We’ve learned the true meaning of the word “resilience,” and have come to understand with great certainty that nothing is certain, that the only constant is change, and that our lives, health, jobs, and fates are all inextricably connected.

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U.P. Perspective | Saying Goodbye at the LSCP

U.P. Perspectives
March 8, 2021 1:00 PM

News from Amy Clickner and Lake Superior Community Partnership, sharing the U.P. Perspective:

Believe it or not, this is my 10th year of writing this column in partnership with the Mining Journal. This is truly a task I have enjoyed, even looked forward to, each week. That is why writing today’s column is so bittersweet as it is my last one prior to my retirement at the end of the week.

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U.P. Perspective | Good News to Share from the LSCP

U.P. Perspectives
February 15, 2021 12:00 PM

News from Amy Clickner and Lake Superior Community Partnership, sharing the U.P. Perspective:

While 2021 has certainly come in with a BANG! There is so much going on in the community and at the LSCP, I just want to highlight a few things that may be of interest to you.

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U.P. Perspective | Lake Superior Community Partnership Names Sarah Lucas Next CEO

U.P. Perspectives
February 12, 2021 7:00 AM

LSCP completes succession transition, selecting innovative leader with broad economic, rural, and
housing development experience to carry region’s economic growth priorities forward.

Marquette, Mich., The Lake Superior Community Partnership yesterday was pleased to announce  Sarah Lucas will become the next chief executive officer of the region’s leading economic
development organization and one of the Upper Peninsula’s most influential voices for business and job creation. Already a Marquette area resident and a native Michigander, Lucas was appointed by the LSCP’s board of directors in February, completing a leadership succession process that commenced last summer.

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U.P. Perspective | LSCP Annual Celebration and Meeting

U.P. Perspectives
February 8, 2021 12:00 PM

Well, it is that time of year again! Time to wrap up 2020 officially with recognitions, reports and reviews. For the LSCP, this means holding our Annual Meeting and Annual Celebration (formerly Annual Dinner) virtually. Not ideal for a profession that is all about relationships and working with people, but COVID-19 has us all making adjustments.

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MEDC | International Trade: February Newsletter

U.P. Perspectives
February 5, 2021 3:00 PM

 

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MEDC | Community Revitalization Projects to Bring New Housing Options to Upper Peninsula Communities

U.P. Perspectives
February 4, 2021 10:00 AM

Four community development projects will bring needed housing, new vibrancy to downtowns in Upper Peninsula • Supported communities include Iron Mountain, Houghton and Munising

LANSING, Mich. – Projects that will bring needed housing and support growth and economic recovery in three communities in the Upper Peninsula have received support from the Michigan Strategic Fund, the Michigan Economic Development Corporation has announced.

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U.P. Perspective | Rural Stakeholders Comment on New Office of Rural Development

U.P. Perspectives
January 21, 2021 8:00 AM

Marquette County – Tuesday Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced the creation of the Office of Rural Development, which will be housed under the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD). MDARD is under the leadership of Upper Peninsula native and former legislator, Gary McDowell. Rural economic developers and their partners from across the state have advocated for such a move, bringing a similar concept forward in 2020 for consideration. The Governor’s actions today reinforces her support for our rural communities and acknowledges their uniqueness.

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U.P. Perspective | Year Review

U.P. Perspectives
January 1, 2021 8:00 AM

News from Amy Clickner and Lake Superior Community Partnership, sharing the U.P. Perspective:

Well, here we are closing out one of the craziest years of our lifetimes. While we have witnessed and experienced difficult times there is also much to be thankful for. Let’s review.

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