Central UP Regional Housing Partnership’s Draft Action Plan Review

Are you concerned about housing availability and affordability in the Central Upper Peninsula? The  Central UP Regional Housing Partnership’s Draft Action Plan is available for public review. The draft action plan aligns with Michigan State Housing Development Authority’s Statewide Housing Plan to address this issue in Alger, Delta, Dickinson, Marquette, Menominee, and Schoolcraft Counties.

Your input is crucial. Help us make a difference in our communities by reviewing the draft action plan by September 29th, 2023, 12:00 PM Eastern time. Access the Draft Action Plan and share your thoughts through our feedback survey.

A Tourist Treasure

Business in Focus features our downtown districts and trail networks of the Dickinson area in its April tourism issue. 

We sat down with Mindy Meyers of Downtown Iron Mountain, Dan Stoltman of the City of Norway, and Chad Susott of Dickinson Trail Network to talk about the abundance of economic opportunities, our thriving tourism industry, and various outdoor activities that give the Dickinson region a unique charm.

We highlight all the Dickinson area has to offer visitors, from unique local attractions like the Norway Spring, downtown festivals and events to outdoor recreation, public art installations, and live music and entertainment, contributing to the small-town charm that keeps tourists returning year after year. 

Read the full article to learn more.

SHIFT: Next-Level Career Magazine 2023

2023 Skilled Trade Career Paths Magazine

The Dickinson County Talent & Education Taskforce is excited to release this year’s Next-Level Career Magazine! With the hope of reaching future professionals within and outside of Dickinson County, this magazine was designed for students, teachers, educators, and anyone interested in pursuing a career-oriented future.

Learn about the different career paths, programs, and value career and technical education bring as you scroll through this publication. The 2023 Next-Level Career Magazine will touch on programs from DIISD and Bay College West, as well as provide you with the knowledge of post-education professional opportunities and experiences from local students.

If you’re interested in learning more about Skilled Trade Career Paths, contact Lois Ellis, Executive Director of the DAEDA.

Employer-Based Childcare Solutions

Lake Superior Community Partnership and U.P. Michigan Works! have just recently released an Employer-Based Childcare Solutions handout to aid the U.P.-wide childcare crisis.

An interactive version of the Employer-Based Childcare Solutions handout can be downloaded here.

If you would like the infographic version, you can download that by clicking here.