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U.P. Perspectives

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

1:00 PM every Tuesday
Replay: 7:00 PM, Wednesdays 1:00 AM, 7:00 AM


Recent Posts

U.P. Perspective | Marquette County in the Spotlight

U.P. Perspectives
August 23, 2021 11:00 AM

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

Marquette County and the U.P. have been spending a lot of time in the economic spotlight over the last couple weeks.

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U.P. Perspective | Businesses Need Workers – and Childcare

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August 9, 2021 3:00 PM

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

As the summer wears on – or flies by, as the case may be – the impacts of our current labor shortage become more and more inescapable. Employers are trying to get by with less staff, especially for service jobs. There are many reasons for the short supply of workers– but one we return to again and again in economic development is the lack of affordable child care.

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MEDC | City of Marquette receives certification as Redevelopment Ready Community

U.P. Perspectives
July 26, 2021 6:00 PM

Designation facilitates private investment, improves economic development opportunities

LANSING, Mich. – For its efforts in establishing a solid foundation to attract private investment and further build on municipality assets, the city of Marquette has been awarded the Redevelopment Ready Communities (RRC) certification, the Michigan Economic Development Corporation announced this past Thursday.

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U.P. Perspective | Small Business Has Big Impact

U.P. Perspectives
July 26, 2021 2:00 PM

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

Big business is always big news, dominating headlines and driving the dialogue on economic policy. But even as they demand our attention by sending their owners into space, down here on earth, we know there’s a lot more to the economy than giant companies, and that bigger isn’t always better.

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U.P. Perspective | “Help Wanted:” It’s a Sign of the Times.

U.P. Perspectives
July 16, 2021 3:00 PM

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

No matter the industry, there are jobs out there going unfilled, and it’s been one of our biggest economic recovery concerns.

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U.P. Perspective | Marquette Masonic Building Receives $49,000 Value Added Grant

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July 12, 2021 3:00 PM

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U.P. Perspective | What’s Next in Marquette County’s COVID-19 Recovery

U.P. Perspectives
June 14, 2021 12:00 PM

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

Summer’s here, and Michigan’s long-awaited re-opening is on the horizon.

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U.P. Perspective | The Housing Issue

U.P. Perspectives
May 27, 2021 12:00 PM

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

While housing may not be the first thing to come to mind when talking about business, it’s difficult these days to separate economic development needs from housing.

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U.P. Perspective | Economic Development Week 2021 In Marquette County

U.P. Perspectives
May 3, 2021 11:00 AM

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

If anyone’s looking for a reason to celebrate this spring, good news: coming up soon, May 9-15, is Economic Development Week.

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U.P. Perspective | Ambassadors Bring Marquette County’s Voice to Lansing

U.P. Perspectives
April 19, 2021 8:00 AM

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

Finding common ground is never easy, and it seems ever more elusive these days: if the headlines are any indication, we can’t even agree to disagree. That being said, our beliefs, values, and hopes are far more nuanced than what the headlines may suggest, and they’re oftentimes the center of the common ground we’re seeking - whether it’s about the economy, our communities, schools, families, or politics in general. These common threads can lead us to the consensus we need to solve issues, locally, regionally, statewide, and nationally – if only we can find them.

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