Invest U.P. has been working with four Upper Peninsula Universities to help further higher education.

Invest U.P. has been working with four Upper Peninsula Universities to help further higher education.

Invest U.P. is an economic development organization led by the private sector that focuses on driving growth from one corner of the U.P. to the other.

The organization is working with policy makers at the state level to encourage investing in higher education.

Dr. John Llehman, Vice President for University relations and enrollment at Michigan Technological University, said about a quarter of MTU students come from depressed economic conditions.

By the time they graduate, they will have moved up to the 50th percentile he says. To learn about invest U.P. visit www.investup.com