Economic Development


“Michigan Tech is an exceptional partner in support of our collective efforts to grow the economy of the local area and the State of Michigan.  The graduates that they produce supply the talent to fuel the growth of companies throughout the state and the research they do turns into products and services offered by established businesses as well as new startups.”

Fredrick Molnar MEDC
Fredrick Molnar
Vice President - Entrepreneurship and Innovation Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC)

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Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC)

The Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC), in collaboration with more than 100 economic development partners, markets Michigan as the place to do business, assists businesses in their growth strategies and fosters the growth of vibrant communities across the state.

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Keweenaw Economic Development Alliance (KEDA)

Keweenaw Economic Development Alliance (KEDA) is the private, 501c3 non-profit local economic development organization serving the Baraga, Houghton, and Keweenaw County Region. KEDA is supported by over 250 businesses, local governments, organizations and individuals.

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InvestUP is the lead regional economic organization for the Upper Peninsula. Thier mission is to drive prosperity across the Upper Peninsula.

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Michigan Tech Enterprise Corporation (MTEC)SmartZone

Michigan Tech Enterprise Corporation (MTEC) SmartZone is a nonprofit business and technology incubator located in Houghton-Hancock Michigan. They facilitate the creation and success of high-tech value propositions in conjunction with the local entrepreneurial ecosystem.

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Michigan Corporate Relations Network (MCRN)

The Michigan Corporate Relations Network (MCRN) is a statewide university network designed to create partnerships that will connect Michigan's corporations to critical university assets to help promote innovative research and grow Michigan's economy.