Thirty-seven Marquette County businesses have collectively created 462 new jobs in 2011 and were recognized for their participation in the Plus One Program on Thursday, January 26 during the Lake Superior Community Partnership Board of Directors meeting held at Northern Michigan University.
Michigan Works! and the Lake Superior Community Partnership’s Plus One program is a program designed around the premise that an employer adding just one employee contributes to the economic development in Marquette County. The goal of the program is to support and recognize a 1% increase in the Marquette County workforce each year. Since the inception of the program five years ago, Marquette County businesses have created 1,488 jobs.
The businesses recognized in 2011 were: Alzheimer’s Association, Upper Peninsula Health Plan, Child & Family Services of the U.P., Marquette Regional History Center, QuickTrophy, Marquette-Alger Great Start Collaborative, Barry J. Polzin Architects, Superior Extrusion, WBUP-ABC 10, VAST, Checker Bus, Superior Contact, Adult Learning Systems, Argonics, Toarmina’s Pizza, Charter Communications, Kendricks, Bordeau, Adamini, Chilman & Greenlee, P.C., Lake Superior Hospice, Lone Wolf Cleaning, Marquette County Community Foundation, Marquette County Juvenile Court, Marquette General Hospital, Marquette Motor Lodge, OB GYN Associates of Marquette, Peninsula Fiber Network, Ramada, Rio Tinto – Kennecott Eagle Minerals Company, Steward & Sheridan, PLC, U.P. Family Solutions Inc., U.P. Rehab Services, Veridea Group, YMCA of Marquette, Midway Rentals and Sales, The Up North Lodge, Huron Mountain Bakery, Blackrocks Brewery.