UPCDC - U.P. Economic Development Alliance

Regional Map for
Realignment of
Service Areas for
• Partnership between local and regional economic
development agencies and the Michigan Economic
Development Corporation (MEDC). The Council's purpose is
to provide strategic direction and programmatic input to the
MEDC senior leadership team.
• Intended to help advance the state of Michigan's economic
development through strengthening the relationships,
leveraging the assets and improving the flow of
communication and project management between the
MEDC and local partners.
To align state resource providers
1. Company receives multiple visits from
various service providers
2. Eliminate duplication of services
3. More effective/efficient access to
4. MEDC focus on regional/local priorities
Current Projects
• Salesforce (Pilot)
• Pure Michigan (Marketing)
• Deployment of Resources
Projects in Development
• STEP Grant
• Revolving Loan Fund
• Rural Projects
Amy Clickner - Marquette County
Roy Kemppainen - Baraga County
Bruce Orttenburger - Dickinson County
Carmen Pittenger - Luce County
Cathi Cole - MEDC
Chippewa County
Bob LaFave - Village of Lanse
Donna LaCourt - MEDC
Doug Bovin - City of Munising
Julie Melchiori - Iron County
Kathy Renolds - Alger County
Kristen Claus - SSM EDC
Lauri Jasmin - Schoolcraft EDC
Lois Ellis - Marquette County
Nancy Douglas - Menominee
• Beth Allen - Ontonogan County
• Phil Musser - Keewanaw County
• Vicki Schwab- Delta County EDC
Salesforce rollout
Location One funding
Shared staff contract
Legislative advocacy/alerts
Hoteling of MEDC staff
Nominees for Edward Lowe
Professional Development grant
Shared marketing portal
Amy Clickner (LSCP)
Chief Executive Officer
[email protected]
(906) 226-6591

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