Member Profiles

The following is a list of the Upper Peninsula Economic Development Alliance current members:

Universities

  • M-TEC at Bay College
  • Northern Michigan University
  • Michigan Technological University
  • Lake Superior State University
  • Regional Planning Agencies

  • Central Upper Peninsula Planning & Development Regional Commission (CUPPAD)
  • Western U.P. Planning & Development Regional Commission
  • Eastern U.P. Regional Planning & Development Commission
  • Eastern UP Employment and Training Consortium
  • Bay de Noc Community College
  • Nonprofit Groups/Associations

  • Northern Initiatives
  • Workforce Development

  • Michigan Works! The Job Force Board
  • Eastern UP Employment and Training Consortium
  • Economic Development Groups/Municipalities

  • Delta County Economic Development Alliance
  • Dickinson Area Partnership
  • Iron County EDC
  • Iron River (City)
  • Keweenaw Industrial Council/Houghton Co.
  • Luce County EDC
  • Munising Area Partnership for Development,Inc
  • Sault Ste. Marie EDC
  • Schoolcraft County EDC
  • City of Manistique
  • Clark Township
  • County of Houghton
  • Crystal Falls Township
  • Keweenaw Economic Development Alliance
  • Lake Superior Community Partnership
  • Ontonagon County Economic Development Corporation
  • Village of Baraga
  • Utilities

  • Semco Energy Gas Co.
  • UPPCO
  • WE – Energies
  • Wisconsin Public Service
  • Private Sector

  • Basso & Basso Legal & Consulting Services
  • Cloverland Electric Cooperative
  • CN Railway
  • Coleman Engineering Company
  • Packerland Broadband – CCI Systems
  • Peninsula Fiber Network
  • Heartland Business Bank
  • HudBay Michigan Inc.
  • U.P. Engineers & Architects, Inc.
  • VAST
  • Other

  • Tom Baldini
  • Michigan Small Business & Technology Development Center
  • Procurement Technical Assistance Centers of Michigan









  • Who’s already been investing in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula?


    The following are some Fortune 500 companies investing in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula with finance, retail, or service operations:

    • Wal-Mart Stores
    • SBC Communications
    • Target
    • K Mart
    • JC Penney
    • United Parcel Service
    • Prudential Financial
    • Wells Fargo
    • American Express
    • FedEx
    • McDonalds
    • Staples
    • Manpower
    • AFLAC
    • National City Corp.
    • Pitney Bowes
    • OfficeMax
    • Radio Shack
    • Family Dollar Stores
    • Shopko Stores
    The following are some Fortune 500 companies investing in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula with manufacturing facilities, research and development facilities, testing facilities, or other physical plant related to the manufacture or production of goods and services:

    • International Paper
    • Delphi
    • Georgia Pacific
    • AMR Corporation
    • Xcel Energy
    • Kimberly-Clark
    • Smurfit-Stone Container
    • DTE Energy
    • MeadWestvaco
    • Charter Communications
    • WE Energies

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