The Marquette Food Co-operative is expanding in downtown Marquette. The Michigan Economic Development Corporation announced that $615,000 from the Michigan Community Revitalization Program will be used to help the Co-op to create a regional “food hub”. The expansion will include a new teaching kitchen and a classroom. The city of Marquette will chip in $115,000 in the form of a tax abatement. State officials say the entire project should generate 3.4 million dollars in private investment and add 30 new jobs. The Co-op specializes in fresh, organic foods that promote “healthy eating”.