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Data below was compiled from the year 2010 and published in the September 2011 "Community and Economic Profiles for Michigan's Upper Peninsula"; with research provided by Northern Michigan University's Center for Rural Community and Economic Development.  Information in that directory is based on publicly available data from the U.S. Department of Commerce, U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis, and U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, as well as data provided by the State of Michigan, Central Regional Planning Agencies, Chambers of Commerce, and Economic Development Organizations.

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Marquette County is situated on the shores of Lake Superior, and was founded on the iron ore industry - which continues to be sustained today.  Marquette County is the largest county in the State of Michigan, with over 1,800 square miles; and Marquette is the largest city in the Upper Peninsula.   Marquette County is the home of Northern Michigan University and the largest regional health care system in the Upper Peninsula - UP Health Systems Marquette (formerly Marquette General Hospital).   With the closest larger city being Green Bay, Wisconsin 175 miles away, Marquette County is a major business and retail hub in the Upper Peninsula; with some of the main retail chains being Walmart, Kohls, Target, Best Buy, Menards, Lowes, Gander Mountain, Tractor Supply, TJ Maxx, PetSmart, Younkers, Art Van Furniture, ShopKo, Walgreens, Office Max and several other recognized retail chains and restaurant establishments.   Other facts / features include:

  • 6 golf courses 
  • Major highways include US-41, M-28, M-35, M-94, M-95, and M-553
  • deep-water port currently shipping iron ore and coal
  • 5 lighthouses
  • 16 campgrounds
  • 725 campsites
  • 3 bed & breakfast facilities
  • 1,273 hotel / motel rooms
  • 500 miles of hiking, skiing, bike trails
  • 450 miles of snowmobile trails
  • 8 miles of ORV trails
  • 450 miles of scenic highways

    

 

Population:

  • 67,676 in 2014 
  • Total labor force of 35,236

Education:

  • K-12 Schools:   Marquette-Alger Regional Educational Service Agency (9,916 students)
  • Northern Michigan University (9,428 students)

Medical:

  • UP Health Systems Marquette (formerly Marquette General Hospital) - (the largest in the Upper Peninsula)
  • Bell Hospital
  • Peninsula Medical Center

Major Employers:

Employers that export 

  • Cliffs Natural Resources - [ 1,567 employees ]
  • Jilbert's Dairy - [ 170 ] 
  • Pioneer Surgical - [ 200 ] 

4 Industrial Parks:  With class A roads, municipal water & sewer, natural gas, electric service, telephone, and high-speed cable internet

Other Employers

  • American Eagle [ 200 employed ]
  • Bell Hospital - [ 397 ]
  • County of Marquette - [ 240 ]
  • WalMart Supercenter  -[ 434 ]
  • Department of Corrections - [ 490 ]
  • Keweenaw Bay Indian Community - [ 235 ]
  • Marquette General Health Systems - [ 2,831 ]
  • Marquette Public Schools - [ 419 ]
  • Northern Michigan University - [ 999 ]
  • Peninsula Medical Center - [ 630 ]
  • Target Corporation - [ 200 ]
  • Upper Peninsula Builder's Association - [ 324 ]
  • WE Energies - [ 205 ]

Other:

  • Air Service:  Sawyer International Airport - (Delta Connections / Delta Airlines / American Eagle / American Airlines)
  • Rail Carriers: Canadian National Railway
  • Electrical Utilities: Alger-Delta Electric / Upper Peninsula Power Company / WE Energy / Marquette Board of Light and Power / Wisconsin Public Service 
  • Natural Gas: SEMCO Energy
  • Banks / Credit Unions: [ 16 ]

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1505 N. Lincoln Rd.
Escanaba, Michigan 49829
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