Lake Gogebic Area Resource Center
Western Upper Peninsula Planning & Development Region
Since 1968 the staff of the Western Upper Peninsula Planning & Development Region office (WUPPDR) has been providing general planning support to the western six counties of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula through its many programs, projects and services.
While our programs are quite diverse, all support our mission: to foster stable and diversified economies in the Western Upper Peninsula. WUPPDR also serves as the regional clearinghouse for federally and state-funded programs. Through this role, WUPPDR enhances intergovernmental coordination and encourages opportunities for public comment on projects of regional significance.
Our website is intended to familiarize you with our organization and the ways in which we serve our member units of government. We have posted many of our planning documents and a variety of program information.
SMALL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT CENTER OF MICHIGAN
Business experts helping you succeed.
Take the Next Step for Your Small Business
This program is designed to assist Upper Peninsula entrepreneurs launch and grow their businesses in communities impacted by the Empire Mine closure.
Step UP Your Business, brought to you by the Michigan SBDC with funding from the U.S. Small Business Administration.
In addition to no-cost online training, all program participants have access to no-cost one-on-one business consulting through the Michigan SBDC.
Intake Consultant: Darlene Gronevelt
Business Planning – Loans – Resources
Providing loans and business expertise to Start Up and Existing Small Business.
Northern Initiatives is a non-profit CDFI that provides loans to small business owners and entrepreneurs that do not qualify for loans from traditional banks for a variety of reasons.
Each one of our loans comes with access to business services which includes a suite of practical training, tools, and resources on topics that matter to every business owner:
MICHIGAN WORKS ASSOCIATION
100 South Mill St
Bessemer, MI 49911
Contact: Savana Daugherty
110 E.Quincy St.