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Sault United forms to promote city as a university town

The idea behind the formation of Sault United is a simple one: help promote Sault Ste. Marie as more of a university town rather than just a town with a university.

That's why representatives from various organizations in the Sault Ste. Marie community met recently to sign a memorandum of understanding to formally create the group and set its course. The group is a cooperative agreement formed between the city, Lake Superior State University, Sault Area Public Schools, War Memorial Hospital and the Eastern Upper Peninsula Intermediate School District. The group looks to develop and improve flow to and from LSSU and downtown, expand recreational and retail activities, and expand and improve the community’s educational opportunities and healthcare offerings. It also seeks to expand awareness among college students as to what the community has to offer, and improve economic opportunities and job growth.

Meeting to sign the memorandum were Sault Downtown Development Authority director Justin Knepper, Sault mayor Tony Bosbous, Sault Area Public Schools superintendent Tim Hall, LSSU president Tony McLain, War Memorial Hospital CEO David Jahn, Michigan Municipal League representative Caroline Kennedy, EUPISD superintendent Dan Reattoir, Sault Economic Development Corporation director Kristen Claus, Sault City manager Spencer Nebel, and MML representative Heather VanPoucker.

Writer: Sam Eggleston
Source: Sault United
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