Great things happening in Michigan's Upper Peninsula

By Reinvention blog | September 10, 2014

In Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, the future keeps getting brighter.

This summer, Governor Snyder visited the U.P. and met with entrepreneurs who are growing their businesses and creating new jobs in Michigan. He heard about their successes, the challenges they face and the opportunities they see for the future.

In Copper Harbor, the governor visited ThermoAnalytics, a high-tech company you might expect to see in Silicon Valley. Keith Johnson, the company’s CEO, says the company is in the middle of an expansion and has plans to hire more employees. 

"The people we get up here want to stay up here," Johnson said. "The only way they can stay up here is if there’s good jobs, and that’s what we provide."

If you want a taste of what the U.P. is all about, be sure to visit the U.P. State Fair in Escanaba. You can find great people, delicious food, and good times. 

Governor Snyder visited the fair, where he honored the U.P. Veteran of the Year, Sergeant James Edberg. He also met with young farmers and saw Pure Michigan’s agriculture industry at its finest. And the governor was on hand to see history in the making as the word “YOOPER” was added to the Merriam-Webster dictionary.

There’s something truly special about the U.P., and Michiganders who call it home are proud of where they live, work and play. All across the U.P., great things are happening as Michigan’s comeback continues.