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New Paper: Recent Population Changes in the U.P. Amidst the Pandemic

A new research paper by NMU professor and Rural Insights contributor Michael Broadway and NMU student and research assistant Joslin Brown looks at the population changes in the Upper Peninsula amidst the Covid pandemic.

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Taking a Look at Housing Rental Cost Dynamics in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula

In this newly-published research paper, NMU’s Dr. Weronika Kusek and Max Steele take a look at the issue of rising rental costs across four counties in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.

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A Conversation With Ed Legault, Executive Director for the Delta County Economic Development Alliance

In the latest episode of the Rural Insights Podcast, David Haynes sits down with Ed Legault, Executive Director for the Delta County Economic Development Alliance, to talk about what’s happening in his part of the Upper Peninsula.

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Affordable Housing in Marquette

Bill Vajda gives his thoughts on affordable housing in the City of Marquette, and in particular the impact of current rates on renters and the service economy.

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The UP at a Crossroads: Beyond the 2020 Census Results

Earlier this year, the US Census Bureau announced its 2020 Census results, showing worrisome population decline throughout the Upper Peninsula. We take a look at what this means for the counties in the UP and what will be needed in order to reverse this trend.

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