Did you miss the meeting in 2017? Here is a recap:

In 2017, Operation Action U.P. welcomed Michael Langley, from the Greater Minneapolis-St. Paul (MSP) Partnership as the keynote speaker. Michael addressed the trend of regionalizing economic development for more efficient use of resources. See video of Michael Langley’s keynote presentation here.


View the UPEDA Non-profit Award and UI Business Plan Competition and the Public Assistance: A Growing Trent by Dr. Tawni Ferrarini video here.


Attendees heard from SEMCO Energy Gas Company and Aquila Resources. View the video here.


The Operation Action U.P. Excellence Awards recognized four outstanding for-profit businesses that have contributed to the economic well-being of the Upper Peninsula. At the annual meeting, these award winners had the opportunity to “spotlight” their business and say thanks to the individuals or organizations who nominated them in this competitive award process.


Congratulations to the 2016 Award of Excellence Winners

906 Technologies

Advanced Blending Solutions

Neenah Paper, Inc. (NPI)

Northern Machining & Repair (NMR)