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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 | New Ishpeming Partnership is an Investment in Economic Prosperity

U.P. Perspectives
February 7, 2022 8:00 AM

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?

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U.P. Perspective | The Lake Superior Community Partnership and City of Ishpeming Agreement

U.P. Perspectives
February 2, 2022 5:00 PM

The Lake Superior Community Partnership (LSCP) and the City of Ishpeming are pleased to announce the signing of a formal collaborative agreement between the two entities that will have the LSCP providing economic development, marketing, and administrative support to the City of Ishpeming.
 
The partnership agreement serves as a new capacity-building model offered by the LSCP to address economic development shortfalls that communities across Marquette County have identified.  Sarah Lucas, CEO of LSCP, looks forward to the partnership with the City of Ishpeming and emphasized that economic development is crucial at the local level. Lucas noted that “When businesses make the decision to relocate or expand in a community, they consider things like infrastructure, business-friendly community policies or practices, quality of life amenities that contribute to attracting quality workforce - and all of these require local investment, actions, and planning."
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U.P. Perspective | Policy Updates and Connections in Northern Michigan

U.P. Perspectives
January 24, 2022 10:00 AM

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

In economic development, connections count.

LSCP’s ability to connect businesses and the region with decision-makers across Michigan is a case in point. By building relationships with legislators, state agencies, and other influential organizations, we can act as a strong voice for the priorities we hear about from our members and the region.

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U.P. Perspective | Growth, Change, and Opportunity at the LSCP in 2022

U.P. Perspectives
January 20, 2022 2:00 PM

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

The last couple years have given a bad name to new year’s forecasts, upending all sorts of predictions for what’s to come in the year ahead. So, while no one claims to have a crystal ball about what the world has in store for us in 2022, we can tell you what’s on deck for the LSCP.

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U.P. Perspective | Year in Review: 2021 Wasn’t Business As Usual

U.P. Perspectives
January 6, 2022 7:00 AM

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

As we wrap up 2021 and reflect on our year, one thing is clear - in 2021, there was no such thing as business as usual.

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U.P. Perspective | Year in Review: 2021 Wasn’t Business As Usual

U.P. Perspectives
December 27, 2021 2:00 PM

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

As we wrap up 2021 and reflect on our year, one thing is clear - in 2021, there was no such thing as business as usual.

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U.P. Perspective | Busy Legislative Season Brings Opportunities for Economic Development

U.P. Perspectives
December 13, 2021 1:00 PM

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

In one of Lansing’s holiday traditions, there’s been a flurry of bills and movement in Lansing around some big issues this month, including economic development.

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U.P. Perspective | Skip the Supply Chain Headaches: Shop Local

U.P. Perspectives
November 29, 2021 10:00 AM

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

Christmas is coming…hopefully.

Holiday shoppers are finding that supply chain disruptions could impact their gift-giving plans.

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U.P. Perspective | Solutions to Housing Shortages

U.P. Perspectives
November 3, 2021 12:00 PM

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

“We really wanted to move to Marquette, but we couldn’t find a house – everything’s selling too fast.”

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U.P. Perspective | Solutions to Housing Shortages

U.P. Perspectives
November 2, 2021 11:00 AM

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

“We really wanted to move to Marquette, but we couldn’t find a house – everything’s selling too fast.”

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