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October Celebration of Dickinson County Manufacturing

“Each year, the first Friday in October is celebrated nationally as Manufacturing Day (MFG Day). Over the past several years, a group of stakeholders in Dickinson County have come together to raise awareness of manufacturing by hosting a MFG Day event. This year the group is celebrating manufacturing throughout October in a new, virtual way.”

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CRC: The COVID-19 Recession Imperils the State’s Cash Position

Check out The Citizens Research Council of Michigan’s analysis on how the COVID-19 recession affects the State of Michigan’s cash position on the short- and long-term.

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Nearly Half of U.P. Households Struggle to Make Ends Meet

Upper Peninsula families–even those who are employed–are having a harder time making ends meet, according to the United Ways “ALICE” measurement system.

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Great Lakes Sports Commission Helps Sustain Important Economic Sector

Susie Fox and Kevin Korpi of the Great Lakes Sports Commission provide a great overview of the history of the commission, the role that state investment into sports and related infrastructure has played, and the economic importance of sports in Michigan.

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Air travel in Rural America met with more challenges than ever

Sawyer International Airport Manager Duane DuRay illustrates the current landscape of airports in the rural U.P., and the challenges faced by the airports, airlines, and communities.

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