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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 Retional Planning Agencies, Chambers of Commerce, and Economic Development Organizations.

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Dickinson County is located in the south-central Upper Peninsula, 129 miles north of Green Bay, Wisonsin; and considered one of the industrial hubs of northern Michigan.   Its strong industrial base is further complemented by recreational opportunities that supply a steady stream of tourism to the area.  It has grown 9% since 1997.  Dickinson County has a land area of over 766 square miles, with numerous recreational areas for camping, hiking, biking, snowmobiling, skiing (including Pine Mountain Ski Jumping), ORV trails, fishing, and miles of lakes and scenic highways. 

    

 

Population:

  • 25,957 in 2014 
  • Total labor force of 13,374

Education:

  • Iron Moutain Public Schools
  • Breitung Township Schools
  • Norway Vulcan Area Schools
  • North Dickinson School
  • Dickinson Iron Mountain Intermediate Schools
  • Pine Mountain Christian School
  • Holy Spirit Central School
  • Dickinson Iron Technical Education Center
  • Bay College West (extension of Bay College, based in Escanaba, MI)

Medical:

  • Dickinson County Healthcare Systems
  • Veteran's Administration Hospital
  • Nursing Homes / Assisted Living Facilities / Home Health Providers

Major Employers:

Employers that export 

  • Verso - [ 475 employees ]
  • Northern Star Industries - [ 425 ] 
  • Grede Foundries - [ 392 ]
  • Champion, Inc. - [ 354 ]
  • Oldenburg Group, Inc. - [ 175 ]
  • LP Corporation - [ 156 ]
  • MJ Electric - [ 140 ] 

Industrial Parks:  (1) in Iron Mountain, (1) in Norway, (1) in Norway-Vulcan; with class A roads, municipal water & sewer, natural gas, electric service, telephone, and high-speed cable internet, and rail lines to some.

Other Employers

  • Dickinson County Healthcare Systems - [ 615 employed ]
  • Department of Veteran's Affairs - [ 420 ]
  • Breitung Township Schools - [ 223 ]
  • Iron Mountain Schools - [ 150 ]
  • Gunville Trucking, Inc. - [ 130 ]
  • US Special Delivery - [ 110 ]
  • Coleman Engineering - [ 94 ]
  • Great American Disposal/ Loadmaster - [ 70 ]

 

Other:

  • Air Service:  Great Lakes Aviation, Ltd. (United Express) / Northwestern Charter Service by Superior Aviation
  • Rail Carriers:  Escanaba & Lake Superior / Canadian National Railway
  • Electrical Utilities:  City of Norway / WE Energy  
  • Natural Gas:  DTE Energy
  • Major Highways:  US-2, US-141, US-8, M-69, M-95
  • Cable Internet:  Charter Communications / U.P. Logon.com / U.P.Net

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1505 N. Lincoln Rd.
Escanaba, Michigan 49829
(906) 789-9427