Ironwood Business Resources


State of the Upper Michigan Economy Presentation

as presented by Ron Wirtz - Director, Regional Outreach for the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis on February 8, 2017.



Regional Prosperity Initiative Presentation

as presented at Gogebic Community College on October 19, 2016



Demographic and Labor Market Trend in the Western Upper Peninsula Presentation

State of Michigan
Department of Technology, Management, and Budget
Bureau of Labor Market Information and Strategic Initiatives
Eric Guthrie, State Demographer
Leonidas Murembya, Regional Research Coordinator


SBDC Merchant Payment Processing Presentation

Laura Marohnic gave a presentation at our small business box lunch.  She identifies the pros and cons of merchant payment processing and describes how to offset the costs.   



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Michigan Small Business and Technology Development Center (SBTDC)

SBTDC provides a broad range of support services to local companies through local business counselors housed at KEDA and Michigan Tech, regional business counselors based in the Escanaba SBTDC office, and technology company specialists located throughout the state.



Western Upper Peninsula Planning & Development Region (WUPPDR)

WUPPDR provides a wide range of services including technical assistance to local units of government, grant writing and administration. Fostering stable and diversified economies in the Western Upper Peninsula, WUPPDR also serves as the regional clearinghouse for federal and state funded programs. Through this role, WUPPDR enhances intergovernmental coordination and encourages opportunities for public comment on projects of regional significance.



City of Ironwood Community Development

For business assistance and economic development opportunities visit the City of Ironwood community development. Business assistance, programs & funding.



Gogebic Ontonagon Community Action Agency (GOCAA)

Community Services - “Helping People, Changing Lives”. Prgrams: Outreach, Advocacy, Tax Credit Assistance, Emergency Needs, Information Referral, Housing, Weatherizations, Senior Programs (Meals, Home Makers & Repairs), Food Programs (Meals on Wheels), Head Start/Early Headstart, & Community Development Department, Emergency Assistance: Food, Utilities Shut Off & Rent.



northerninitativesNorthern Initiatives

Northern Initiatives, a Community Development Financial Institution, delivers loans and business services to small business owners and entrepreneurs who create jobs and enable the people and communities of Northern Michigan to thrive.



WesternMWLogoMichigan Works! Western Upper Peninsula

Michigan Works! Western Upper Peninsual believes that a sound economic base is essential to maain the quality of life in the six county region it serves. Michigan Works! Fosters economic development and encourages and supports employers and full employment for our residents.