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.
In the latest episode of the Rural Insights Podcast, David Haynes sits down with Dr. Charles Ballard, Professor of Economics at Michigan State University. They discuss Michigan’s economy and budget, wealth inequality and Michigan’s shrinking middle class, childcare tax, and more.
In the latest episode of the Rural Insights Podcast, David Haynes sits down with several UP leaders to discuss issues relating to technology and cybersecurity in the Upper Peninsula.
Houghton and Marquette Counties are two major economic and population centers in the Upper Peninsula. Michael and John Broadway take a look at how the two have compared in recent years, and why proactive initiatives by Michigan Tech University and the MTEC Smartzone have contributed to Houghton County having a younger population and arguably stronger economy than that of Marquette.
Michael and John Broadway write about the potentially-bleak fate of Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore’s future if the increasing strains from tourism are not adequately addressed.