News from Sarah Lucas and Lake Superior Community Partnership, sharing the U.P. Perspective:
Economic development doesn’t just happen – it happens in a place.
It may sound obvious, but location is everything for any business or development venture. When businesses or developers decide where to locate or expand, they ask questions about the community they’re considering investing in, and how it supports business growth and economic sustainability. How difficult is it to obtain the permits or approvals needed to develop or open a business? Is there enough infrastructure, and is it affordable and efficient? Are there amenities like housing, good schools, parks, trails, services, and shopping that will attract a workforce?