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.
Executive Director of the Dickinson Area Economic Alliance Lois Ellis provides an update on the economic growth being seen in the Iron Mountain Micropolitan Statistical Area, which encompasses the area in and around Iron Mountain, Kingsford, and Norway.
A recent study by Dr. David Haynes and Jesse Sherman looked at veteran representation among the President and Board of Trustee positions at the three public universities in the Upper Peninsula. This is important issue as Governor Gretchen Whitmer has just recently begun considering university board appointees.
Despite immense challenges and an ever-changing landscape, newspapers in the Upper Peninsula have continued to survive. However, the future of print media in the region remains unclear.
Jill Roof of the Citizens Research Council of Michigan and Miranda Vetter at the University of Michigan share important insight on COVID-19’s impact on state revenue sharing to local governments.