Our mission is to identify the opportunities of climate change, technology and work force trends and then respond proactively to support UP communities. We are leveraging data and best practices to construct a strategy that can be implemented by community leaders. Ultimately we aim to create a UP that is sustainable, resilient and innovative and attracts people and business. This will help secure the future of the beautiful UP.
RESIDENTS LEAVING PER YEAR
YEAR INCREASE IN
AVERAGE AGE SINCE 1980
ADDED PER YEAR
Meet the Team
Our team is made up of passionate and experienced Yoopers.
Michigan Municipal League Field Consultant
We work closely with city managers and other municipal leaders to gather data about the problems rural areas face.
Explore Problem Spaces
With data in hand, we explore the stories that it tells about these regions and the problems it reveals to find how we can best help.
Finally, we apply cutting-edge technology to tackle these problems, build resilience, and improve communities.