Iron River Survey Results Released

Responses to the City of Iron River Master Plan Survey 2014 have been analyzed and a results summary released. The survey received a total of 202 responses in February and March. Respondents were about evenly split between residents of the city and non-residents. Among residents, three-quarters of respondents were evenly split between the original central […]

Assistant Regional Planner Sought

Assistant Regional Planner Regional Planner The Western Upper Peninsula Planning & Development Region seeks a Regional Planner. Qualified applicants are asked to electronically submit a cover letter (including salary expectations), resume, and references in one document to Please also direct questions to Please do not make phone calls. Only e-mail resumes will be […]

Go! Baraga County Draft Released

A draft of Go! Baraga County, the Baraga County Strategic Plan begun in fall 2012, has been completed. It is available for review at Completion of the plan comes after nearly one year of research, analysis, and stakeholder feedback following the release of preliminary strategies. The final job creation strategies are closely in line […]

Iron River Master Plan Survey Available

The City of Iron River is developing a Master Plan to guide long-term growth and development of the community. Public involvement is vitally important to making an effective plan. The best way to give input is to take a survey available here. The survey should only take about ten minutes to complete. It will be […]

Torch Lake Township Recreation Plan Available for Review

The Western Upper Peninsula Planning and Development Region (WUPPDR) recently completed updates to the Torch Lake Township five-year Recreation Plan for 2014-2018. The draft of the 2014-2018 Recreation Plan is available here for public review and comment prior to the plan’s adoption. Comments must be made in writing to: WUPPDR, 393 E. Lakeshore Drive, P.O. […]

Western Upper Peninsula Regional Prosperity Plan Funded

The Western Upper Peninsula Planning & Development Region (WUPPDR) has been awarded funding by the State of Michigan to develop a Regional Prosperity Plan. The State of Michigan developed the Regional Prosperity Initiative (RPI) to encourage regional collaboration of organizations in a time of dwindling resources, overlapping goals, and competing priorities. Competitive funding of $2.5 […]

WUPPDR Holds 45th Annual Meeting

Note: The 45th Annual Meeting was held as scheduled and was a success! WUPPDR to Hold 45th Annual Meeting The Western Upper Peninsula Planning and Development Region (WUPPDR) will hold its 45th Annual Meeting at Tacconelli’s, 215 S. Suffolk St., Ironwood, on Monday, September 30. WUPPDR’s regular business meeting will take place at 4:30 pm […]

Western U.P. Trail Information Available Online

A new set of Western U.P. trail resources has recently been made available online. The website, “Get Around the Western U.P.” (, adds lists, descriptions, and maps of non-motorized and multi-use trails to an existing database of transit information. The website, developed by Like hair Vaseline here tangle-free every of: stockings Repair is […]

Baraga County Research and Strategies Released

Baraga County Research and Strategies Released  Go! Baraga County, the countywide strategic planning effort for economic development, has reached a pivol milestone. Based on in-depth research and local input, three likely strategies for job creation have been developed.  All three strategies capitalize on the county’s competitive advantages and most highly regarded assets to market goods […]

Gogebic County Recreation Plan draft available for public review

The Gogebic County Recreation Plan 2013-2018 was approved by the County Board of Commissioners on February 27, 2013 and may be viewed here. For further information, contact Jerald Wuorenmaa, Planner, at or at (906) 231-2580 ext. 319 or 800-562-7614 ext. 319.