Friday October 14, 2016 from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM EDT
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MTEC at Bay College 
2000 N. 30th
Escanaba, MI 49829

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UPEDA October 14, 2016 Meeting 

Join Upper Peninsula Economic Development Alliance on October 14, 2016 at the MTEC at Bay College in Escanaba, MI for the next membership meeting. Come and hear from the candidates running for all districts in the Upper Peninsula! In this election year, State races are important ones to be well informed about.


Membership  Meeting

October 14, 2016

MTEC at Bay College

9:00 a.m. Eastern Time 

Registration Opens 8:15

Welcome – Joel Schultz

9:00 – Scott Celello – Candidate for Michigan’s 108th District

9:30 – Jack Bergman – Candidate for U.S. Congress, 1st District of Michigan

10:00 – Break

10:15 – John Kivela – Michigan State Representative, 109th District

10:45 – Lon Johnson – Candidate for U.S. Congress, 1st District of Michigan

11:15 Break

11:30 – “Transformational Brownfield Plan” Proposal

Michigan’s growth and prosperity depends on attracting and retaining talent.  To do so, we need to build vibrant urban places.  Development projects in our urban cores continue to face significant economic gaps – particularly large-scale projects. Market rents do not support major ground-up construction or rehabilitation of large, distressed historic structures.  There is no economic development tool to help bridge the gap. The Community Revitalization Program (CRP) works for smaller projects but not large scale, transformational projects. 

12:00 Lunch

12:30 – Scott Dianda – Michigan State Representative, 110th District

1:00 – Beau La Fave -  Candidate for Michigan’s 108th District

1:30 – Break

1:45 – Phil Bellfy – Candidate for Michigan’s 107th District

2:15 –Wrap up and Adjourn

Registration starts at 8:00 am EST with Welcome remarks at 9:00 am EST.



Members - $25.00; Non-members - $40.00

Register Now!