Baraga County Portrait provided by MSUExtension
Baraga County Economic Development Corporation (BCEDC) – BCEDC was reestablished in 2016 in response to community outcry for economic prosperity. Appointed by Baraga County Commissioners, the Board is comprised of a diverse group of active community leaders who understand the need to retain youth and support existing businesses, while actively working to create opportunities for new ones. These goals drive the BCEDC to fulfill its primary mission to promote collaboration for economic and workforce development within Baraga County as well as surrounding counties. Have questions or need business assistance? Reach out to Mary Myers at 906.373.9787 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Michigan Small Business Development Center (SBDC) — SBDC provides a broad range of support services to local companies through local business counselors housed at KEDA and Michigan Tech, regional business counselors based in the Escanaba SBDC office, and technology company specialists located throughout the state.
UPWARD Talent Council MI – The UPWARD Talent Council Michigan Works! is a non-profit workforce development organization. The organization believes that a sound economic base is essential to maintain the quality of life in the Upper Peninsula. The organization provides no-cost services to employers, job seekers, and youth through area offices across the Upper Peninsula.
Western Upper Peninsula Planning & Development Region (WUPPDR) — Serves as the regional clearinghouse for federal and state funded programs and provides a wide range of services including technical assistance to local units of government, grant writing and administration. Fostering stable and diversified economies in the Western Upper Peninsula, WUPPDR enhances intergovernmental coordination and encourages opportunities for public comment on projects of regional significance.
Keweenaw Economic Development Alliance (KEDA)— takes a leadership role in Baraga, Houghton and Keweenaw Counties, helping expand and diversify the area’s economic base. KEDA initiates and implements proactive, sustainable programs focused on retaining and expanding existing firms, starting up new businesses, attracting entrepreneurs and companies to the Keweenaw, and initiating projects that create conditions for future economic growth. Phone: 906.482.6817, website: kedabiz.com
Michigan Economic Development Corporation Economic Gardening Network Program Information – Click Here for Info Sheet with more information on how to participate.