Houghton/Hancock

The cities of Houghton and Hancock, separated only by the Portage Canal, offer some of the best sites to behold in the Upper Peninsula. In the fall, the colors on the Keweenaw Peninsula are as vibrant as anywhere in the country. Come winter, Michigan Technological University hosts Winter Carnival, a celebration of the cold and snow—the elements that helped Houghton set the snowfall record of 355.7 inches in the winter of 1978-79. Besides Michigan Tech, the area is home to Finlandia University. 

Feature Story Lois Ellis of the Dickinson Area EDA

Economic growth shows the U.P. has year-round strength


Feature Story A men's salon is now open in Houghton.

The latest in new businesses around the U.P.


Feature Story North of Chicago promises deep dish pizza in the Sault.

It's pizza season: Three new pizza places open


Feature Story North of Chicago promises deep dish pizza in the Sault.

U.P. economy steams ahead to the holidays


Feature Story A view of Lake Superior along the Keweenaw Point Trail, near High Rock Bay.

New stores, new trails add to U.P. development


Feature Story Sky Sushi is now open in Houghton.

New businesses open doors in Marquette and Houghton


Feature Story Drone Services of Kalkaska was Northern Initiatives' 1000th business loan.

Movers and shakers make new growth happen for the U.P.


Feature Story Iron Bay Restaurant and Drinkery.

The U.P. has innovators in both science and business


Feature Story Lyft is coming to the U.P.

August's business growth news around the U.P.


Feature Story The Soo Brewing Company hosted a family-friendly sign-making party for the Sault March for Science.

Hundreds across the U.P. will march for science


Feature Story Lake Superior of the Great Lakes.

The state of water in Michigan: From Flint to pipelines


Feature Story Some of the Upper Peninsula women who marched on D.C.

U.P. women march on Washington


Innovation News A fat bike named Marquette is now available from Framed.
Innovation News Aaron Johnson is the new regional MDOT head.

MDOT taps Johnson for top U.P. spot


Innovation News Kyle Rubin joins the Marketing Department.

Rubin is new VP for Marketing Department


Feature Story Copper Crust Co. wood-fired pizza.
Feature Story Promotional artwork for the Northstar Saga.

Northbound opens filmmaking up to U.P. community


Feature Story The new Lloyd apartments in Menominee, formerly a retail building.
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