Recent Updates

WUPPDR to Present Regional Prosperity Initiative

The Western U.P. Planning and Development Region has created a regional prosperity initiative that will focus on collaboration between multiple organizations and agencies that seem to overlap in terms of the services they provide. WUPPDR was able to partner with many client support services, including Michigan Works!, the MTEC SmartZone …

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Houghton County Looking to Acquire Building for Dental Clinic

The Houghton County Board of Commissioners are moving forward on a plan to establish a special dental clinic. A forclosed building in Hancock has become available and much of the equipment needed for a dental clinic is already there. Board chairman Scott Ala says it is a great deal for …

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Dianda Introduces Bill on Forestry Certification Standards

Representative Scott Dianda has introduced legislation in the state House that will give equal weight to several commonly used forestry certification standards in constructing and renovating state-owned buildings. The resolution would encourage the use of wood products in contractors’ efforts to win green building certification. Dianda says the governor needs …

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