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Considered one of the greatest places in America for outdoor enthusiasts to live, Marquette offers it all from skiing, to hiking, to fishing, to hunting, to cycling and so much more. The largest city in Michigan's Upper Peninsula, Marquette is the focus for new business growth as well as U.P.-wide events such as the U.P. 200 sled dog race and the Ore to Shore bicycle ride. Marquette is home to Peter White Public Library, the Kaufman Auditorium, the Marquette Maritime Museum and a Children's Museum as well as Northern Michigan University. The city was originally constructed as a shipping port for the mines further inland. It has maintained its maritime charm, especially the Lower Harbor Park and downtown district. 
Vicki Schwab of the Delta County Economic Development Alliance.

What does Superior Trade Zone designation mean for the U.P.?

The State of Michigan recently designated 16 communities in Marquette and Delta counties as the Superior Trade Zone. What does that mean for the region"s economy going forward?

The first Angry Bear festival in Marquette.

Angry Bear Festival returns to downtown Marquette

Ore Dock Brewing Company's 2nd Festival of the Angry Bear Festival is taking over Spring Street in downtown Marquette April 18. Ore Dock pours the refreshments, Das Steinhaus provides the food, and a host of musical acts keep the fun going well into the evening.

The mushroom Swiss burger at Carla's Cozy Inn.

Carla's Cozy Inn: Stop instead of driving by

The local blog Small Town Girl, Foodie World reviews Carla's Cozy Inn in Nestoria, and finds it's well worth a stop.

Students of Detroit Youth Volume.

Upper Peninsula native inspires Detroit kids with music

Detroit Youth Volume has an innovative ethic that starts with free music lessons and inspires community-building and personal growth for East Side students, led by Marquette native Clara Hardie.

Tahquamenon Falls

Does the U.P. need to rebrand to compete for business and tourism?

Yoopers know what makes the U.P. special, but the region's story isn't always told with a cohesive voice. Some think that calls for a U.P.-wide rebranding effort and a more ambitious drive to attract businesses and tourists from across the country and world.

Students work in the computer lab at Superior Central.

Forward thinking helps U.P. schools push ahead with technology

No matter how remote their locations, some U.P. districts are taking technology by the horns to keep their students learning at full speed.

Many of the manufacturers testing equipment at the Smithers Winter Testing center are auto companies.

Why the U.P. may be the best cold-weather testing environment in the lower 48

Ice, snow, and cold may be some people's least favorite things about the U.P., but for auto and aircraft manufacturers, they are prized assets that bring industry to the area each winter.

The employees of Checker Transport.

Checker Transport finds success in getting people where they want to go

With the foresight and patience of a seasoned businessman, Marquette's Jesse Schramm transformed a modest four-vehicle taxi enterprise into Checker Transport LLC, now an expanding and growing business.

A remodeled interior awaits patrons at the Marq.

Local-food restaurant The Marq ready for spring opening

As the local food movement continues to gain traction, The Marq, which is weeks away from opening in downtown Marquette, is looking to bring as much local food to the table as possible.

Students learned about the Great Lakes aboard the Isle Royale Queen.

Embracing the Magical: Q&A with David Sobel

In a culture so consumed by digital devices and virtual experiences, how can the natural world compete for students' attention? We talk with David Sobel, architect of place-based education, to find out.
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