Intentionally Growing Marquette’s Innovative Community
Make It Marquette was created in 2021 by Innovate Marquette SmartZone to attract, retain, and support the people and ideas that will shape the future of the business economy in Marquette, Michigan through telling the stories of those living, working, and starting businesses in Marquette.
- A remote worker and business attraction campaign
- A celebration of the businesses and people of Marquette
- A declaration toward economic development that supports those here already, and those making a move to be there
- A commitment to grow this community with intentionality
Marquette is the largest city in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, 20,000 strong: big enough to be recognized by mainstream media and entrepreneurial circles as a focal point of American potential, and small enough that every person brave enough to pursue their own goals can make an impact. With a business, tech, and entrepreneurial ecosystem established and growing, broadband across the entire region, and ample space to enjoy an active and outdoor lifestyle, Marquette is an ideal place for those looking to move their innovative business into a rural location.
This remote worker and business attraction campaign launched to first, celebrate the businesses and people of Marquette, and second, to declare our commitment to authentic economic development that supports those here already, and those making a move to be there. It’s a commitment to grow this community with intentionality. We’re doing that by working with partners across the public, private, and the economic development landscape, and figuring out how we can attract those who’ll appreciate this place as much as we all do.
Why is IMQT Passionate About This?
Local Links Program
Marquette Local Links is a collaborative effort between Make it Marquette and Connect Marquette. This newly launched ambassador program connects individuals who are in various stages of moving to Marquette with local ambassadors to help newcomers feel welcome and connected. Local Links are members of our community who already chose to live, work, and play in our Queen City. They are a diverse group of individuals with different interests, experiences, and professional backgrounds but they all share a common thread: their passion for Marquette.
We know the prospects of moving to a new place can be overwhelming, no matter where and when it may be. That’s why we’ve worked with our partners around town to create this comprehensive relocation guide, to answer your most pressing questions. From housing to childcare, job and remote work resources to local food markets, scroll below to access a guide to living in Marquette, MI.