Marquette county, on the shores of Lake Superior, was founded on the iron ore industry. Hard working ancestors and employees today help sustain this multimillion dollar industry. The people continue to possess a strong work ethic and instill it in their children. Marquette County is the largest county in the State of Michigan with over 1,800 square miles. Marquette is the largest city in the Upper Peninsula. Marquette County is home to Northern Michigan University and Marquette General Health System, the largest regional health care system in the Upper Peninsula.

Historically built on growth in mining and forest products industries, Marquette County now offers a diverse economic base, which includes enhanced technological opportunities, a regional airport, a deep-water seaport, and expanded rail connectivity. All-seasons recreational opportunities abound including a world class point-to-point mountain bike race and cross-country ski marathon, with registrants regionally and from around the globe.

Marquette County Profile