MARQUETTE – Forty-nine Marquette County businesses have collectively created 293 new jobs in 2012 and were recognized for their participation in the Plus One Program on Wednesday, January 30 during the Lake Superior Community Partnership’s Annual Meeting and Investor Briefing 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 six years ago, Marquette County businesses have created 1,781 jobs.
The businesses recognized in 2012 were: 906 Technologies, Adler Lumber, Adult Learning Systems, Bay Human Services, Blue Cross Blue Shield Upper Peninsula, Carpet One, Casualties, Charter Communications, Checker Bus, Country Inn & Suites, CrossFit 906, First National Trust and Wealth Management, Graybill & Mead, PLLC, Great Lakes Recovery Center, Greater Ishpeming/Negaunee Chamber of Commerce, Hampton Inn Marquette/Waterfront, Integrated Designs, Lake Superior Hospice, LASCO, MARQ-TRAN, Marquette Downtown Development Authority, mBank, Michigan Energy Options, Northern Awning & Window Co., Northern Initiatives, Ore Dock Brewing Co., Peninsula Fiber Network, Peninsula Pharmacy, Pike Distributors, Inc., Pioneer Surgical Technology, Inc., Range Bank, River Valley Bank, Sanpperhead Inventions/Marquette Backcountry Ski, Smith Paving, Snap Fitness, Stephenson National Bank & Trust, Sunrise Builders, Superior Contact, Superior Extrusion, Superior Rehabilitation and Professional Services, Synergy Fitness, Teaching Family Homes of Upper Michigan, U.P. Home Health, Hospice, and Private Duty, Upper Peninsula Health Plan, Veridea Group, WJMN-TV3, WMQT, YMCA of Marquette County and Yooper Shirts.