Economic Development


Together We Are better

Michigan Works! aligns with economic development agencies across the Upper Peninsula. These partners engage in a variety of activities, including networking, providing resources to companies, and assisting entrepreneurial endeavors. 


Government Procurement Assistance

PTAC staff are trained contracting specialists that will help you obtain the most current and relevant information available, provide insight into the research process and coach you through the government contracting process, from start to finish. To do this, we offer support and services in the areas listed below. Many of the services available through the PTACs of Michigan are free of charge. We encourage you to contact the PTAC office to learn more about costs and the specific services offered.

Man in a blue jacket instructing two high school-aged men while they wear safety glasses and hard hats at a Professional Trades Career Day.


Professional Trades Career Days is your chance to work with hands-on demonstrations, learning how you can enter fields where you will earn sustainable wages in long-term employment opportunities. All ages of the general public are invited to explore exciting career opportunities at the Marquette County Fairgrounds from 2:30-5:30 PM on …

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Mike sitting in a small snow removal vehicle on a city street with snow on the ground in the background.

Two Seasonal Jobs, Full-Year Employment

Michael operated a re-sale shop in Newberry, MI until it went out of business in 2017. After his store closed, he supported himself by working a part-time job at a local sporting goods store.  Michael, while working at the sporting goods store, visited MI Works!, and …

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Visitors standing on the observation deck at the Soo Locks Park watching a white and red freighter pass through the Soo Locks.

Join the Team Building the New Soo Lock

Are you interested in working on a project vital to the U.S. economy and our national security? Have you been wanting to gain stability, a second career, or retirement benefits? If you answered, "yes," we've found an opportunity built for you. The U.S. Army Corps of …

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David sits in a NMU training semi truck looking at the cameraperson taking his picture.

Time to Hit the Open Road

A Success Story David came into Michigan Works! after being laid off. David was let go from his previous position where he worked for the past five years earning a fair wage. David attended RESEA (Re-employment Services and Eligibility Assessment) and learned about the different services …

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ESS Michigan/WillSub Hiring Subs in the Central U.P.

Join us at this event if you are interested in substitute Teaching and Paraprofessional positions! ESS Michigan/WillSub will be in the Hancock and Marquette American Job Centers (AJC) searching for the next, great group of Substitutes on August 27th, 2019. From 8:30 AM to 11:00 AM, representatives …

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Jim Huff, BRN Manager being interviewed on TV6. Closeup.

LiftUP – Business Resource Network Interview with TV 6

Thank you for the feature, Upper Michigan's Source! Click this link to watch the video featuring Jim Huff, the LiftUP - Business Resource Network Manager. The LiftUp - Business Resource Network is a service offered by the UPward Talent Council - Michigan Works! geared towards increasing employee …

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Denise sitting across from a man being interviewed on TV6 about the GoingPro program.

GoingPRO Interview with TV 6

Check out this video from TV 6, Upper Michigan's Source! The Workforce Services Manager of the Eastern Upper Peninsula, Denise, was on-hand to talk about the benefits of the GoingPRO program through the State of Michigan. For more information about our programs and services, feel …

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