DICKINSON AREA ECONOMIC
The rich economic diversity of the Dickinson Area, built on principles of hard work and an entrepreneurial spirit, motivate the Dickinson Area Economic Development Alliance to further promote talent attraction, business retention and economic growth of the region. Join us to be a part of shared opportunities and individual successes.
Strengths of dickinson Area
Small town feelingWith nearly 27,000 residents in Dickinson County across 777 square miles, residents appreciate the small town feeling and vast scenic landscapes across the county
Natural ResourcesIt will not take a visitor long to appreciate the beautiful sights of the county enriched with natural resources that support the economy.
Access To Urban CentersCharmed by small town life, Dickinson County offers residents access to urban centers including the home of the Green Bay Packers only 90 minutes driving distance. Only 5 hours driving distance from the Twin Cities and Chicago, Dickinson County is en route to major urban centers allowing residents to enjoy the amenities of a city while living in a small town.
SafetyOne of the many benefits to small town life is the comfort of living in a safe community.
- Bay College
- Bishop Baraga Catholic School
- Breitung Township School District
- Dickinson Iron-Intermediate School District
- Dickinson-Iron Technical Education Center
- Holy Spirit Catholic School
- Iron Mountain School District
- North Dickinson School District
- Norway School District
- Pine Mountain Christian School
Employment OpportunitiesAbundant career opportunities are available at our growing businesses which include large national manufacturers, healthcare systems and technology services to independent small businesses in all sectors. Take a look at our Live & Work page to view potential career opportunities.
Education, community and industry partners are coming together to coordinate a Manufacturing Day event on Friday, October 12 at Bay College West Campus (Bay West) as a part of a campaign titled “Heavy Metal Tours.” The purpose of this campaign is to proactively educate students and the community about the skilled trades and technical careerRead More>>
Upper Peninsula — As Upper Peninsula businesses look to engage with the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) through contracts, there is a new model that all vendors for the DoD will need to follow. Suppliers without a Request for Proposal (RFP) required Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) will not be able to win new DoDRead More>>
IRON MOUNTAIN — BOSS Snowplow, a leader in snow and ice management, today announced that it is expanding its facility in Iron Mountain, Michigan. The project will add approximately 44,000 square feet of additional manufacturing space to the existing facility, which will include a new paint line and improvements to its R&D facility to increaseRead More>>
IRON MOUNTAIN — The Central Upper Peninsula Planning and Development Regional Commission (CUPPAD) released the 2020 Housing Marketing Assessment for Dickinson County. Key findings highlight opportunities for real estate developers and property owners, some of which are already in action in downtown Iron Mountain. For the full press release, click here.Read More>>
IRON MOUNTAIN — A second round of grant funding is being made available by the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) through the Michigan Small Business Restart Program which is intended to infuse an additional $100 million in grant funding to small businesses throughout the State. The funds were appropriated via the federal CARES Act fundingRead More>>
IRON MOUNTAIN — The Dickinson Area Economic Development Alliance (DAEDA) is marking National Economic Development Week from May 4-9, 2020 to celebrate the contributions of positive economic development and explain the role of the profession in our local community. For the full press release, click here.Read More>>
IRON MOUNTAIN — The Dickinson Area Economic Development Alliance is growing. We are looking for a talented individual to join the team as a part time Marketing and Communications Coordinator. For the full job description, click here.Read More>>
IRON MOUNTAIN — The Lake Antoine Park Partners are recipients of the 2018 Land.Water.Thrive Greenspace Enhancement Grant from The Toro Company and BOSS Snowplow. The $40,000 grant will be used to revitalize the beach and lawn areas of Lake Antoine Park. Congratulations! We are looking forward to seeing the improvements! For more information, click here.Read More>>
IRON MOUNTAIN — The Northern Lights YMCA Dickinson Center, in partnership with Systems Control, plans to open the Little Sparks Child Care Center in the spring. Read The Daily News article here.Read More>>
Lisa Villringer was born in Iron Mountain, MI, raised in Kingsford, MI and currently serves as the Human Resources Assistant at First National Bank & Trust (FNB&T) in Kingsford, MI. As a wife, mother of two and a full-time employee, Villringer also devotes her time to improving the community. She has brought positive energy andRead More>>
Under New Ownership, Four Seasons Resort to Reopen, Pine Mountain/Timberstone to Receive Multi-Million Dollar Renovations IRON MOUNTAIN With new ownership in place, an iconic Wisconsin resort is set to reopen after being closed for several years while a popular ski and golf resort in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula will receive a multi-million dollar facelift. The FourRead More>>
It is important to support our local Healthcare System. Check out the DCHS Community Flyer to find out how you can help! DCHS is… – DCHS is a County not-for-profit Hospital. We receive no tax dollars through a local millage and our future depends on our Community staying local and utilizing the services we offer.Read More>>
Residential Housing Target Market Analysis Dickinson County Michigan 2016 Executive Summary Through a collaborative effort among public and private stakeholders, LandUse|USA has been engaged to conduct this Residential Target Market Analysis (TMA) for the Upper Peninsula Prosperity Regions 1a, 1b, and 1c. The West Region 1a includes six counties; the Central Region 1b includesRead More>>
(Dickinson County, MI) The Leapfrog Group released its 2018 Spring Hospital Safety Grades and once again, Dickinson County Healthcare System (DCHS) has received an “A”. The Hospital Safety Grade scores hospitals on how safe they keep their patients from errors, injuries, accidents, and infections. In “A” grade hospitals, patient safety is a top priority. ForRead More>>
DICKINSON- On Tuesday, March 27, the Dickinson Area Economic Development Alliance hosted a Loyal to Local kick-off event. The event took place from 7:30 – 9:00 a.m. at Bay College West Fornetti Hall in Iron Mountain. The Alliance’s Small Business Retention & Growth Committee has been working hard for numerous months, creating a plan toRead More>>
DICKINSON- On Saturday, December 23, the Dickinson Area Economic Development Alliance will be hosting a Careers & Cheers event. It will take place from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. at Bimbo’s Wine Press in Iron Mountain. There is no cost to attend! The Alliance is inviting professionals that may be interested in moving back or currentlyRead More>>
Dickinson County – The Dickinson Area Economic Development Alliance recently hired Lois Ellis as the Director of Economic Development. Ellis has an extensive background in Economic Development in the Upper Peninsula. Her experience in economic development started in 2002, when she was hired at the Lake Superior Community Partnership (LSCP). After 11 years at theRead More>>
The Lake Superior Community Partnership (LSCP) and Dickinson Area EDA (DAEDA) are pleased to announce the signing of a formal collaborative agreement between the two entities that will have the LSCP providing economic development services and support to the DAEDA staff and board of directors. “Our board and community stakeholders have worked diligently over theRead More>>
Meet our Executive Director
The Dickinson Area Economic Development Alliance (DAEDA) recently hired Lois Ellis as the Director of Economic Development. Ellis has an extensive background in Economic Development in the Upper Peninsula. Her experience in economic development started in 2002 when she was hired at the Lake Superior Community Partnership. After 11 years at the LSCP, Lois worked
- 1114 Carpenter Avenue, P.O. Box 594 Iron Mountain, MI 49801
- Lois Ellis- 906-360-4653