Our ECONOMY/JOBS category provides users with an extensive list of articles dealing with past, present, and future issues relating to jobs and the economy in Upper Michigan.

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Exploring the Latest Census Bureau Estimates of UP Population Change from 2020 to 2022

The latest article by Michael and John Broadway explores the complex demographic changes happening in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, and looks at the effects of population decline and growth on the region’s economy and environment.

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New Organization Aims to Build Thriving Talent and Leadership in the UP

The Dickinson Area Economic Development Alliance (DAEDA) recently launched a new personal development and networking organization called LINK U.P. that aims to help build talent and leadership in the Upper Peninsula.

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Student Research: Assessing Socioeconomic Trends and Disparities in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula

We have a new research paper to share, this time from NMU economics major and Rural Insights student researcher Jonah Sebranek along with David Haynes, assessing the counties in the UP along a number of socioeconomic factors.

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The Challenge of New Home Construction in Marquette County

In their latest article, Michael and John Broadway examine the housing crisis in the US with a focus on Marquette County, discussing the causes of reduced housing supply, rising costs, and new local developments–set against the backdrop of data from the Federal Reserve.

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Demography is Destiny? The Implications of Declining School Enrollment for the Upper Peninsula

In his latest article, Michael Broadway takes a look at the drop in school enrollment in the Upper Peninsula and the consequences this decline might have, and discusses what we might do to address this issue.

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