The world requires innovation—now more than ever. Science. Technology. Engineering. Math.
Along the wild shores of Lake Superior, researchers, students, and entrepreneurs create the future.

WORK HERE

WE’RE THE SMARTEST & HARDEST WORKING COMMUNITY IN THE MID-WEST.
Our public schools are ranked top in the state because children here grow up in a community driven by learning.

COLLABORATION DRIVES INNOVATION.
Our community is progressive for one reason – we work together! We don’t “wear hats” and respect all ideas.

It’s never a matter of “if” we can do it – it’s a matter of “how” we’re going to work together to figure that out.

CHANGING THE WORLD WITH STEM INNOVATION.
Don’t let our small towns and low cost of living fool you. Some of the most progressive innovators, companies, educators and researchers are changing the world right here in the Upper Peninsula.

PEOPLE LEARN WITH HANDS-ON EXPERIENCE.
We move beyond classrooms and books to teach and share a basic principal of hands-on learning. From kindergarten to post-grads, our students apply what they learn through real-world applications and the sharing of ideas.

WE CAN EXPLORE THE LIMITS OF POSSIBILITY
Whether we’re researching how to propel satellites into orbit more quickly, how to diagnose critical diseases with a single drop of blood, or measuring the velocity of a turbine engine, we are relentless at solving problems and pushing limits.

LIVING HERE

EDUCATION IS EVERYTHING.
Our region has the highest ranking education system in the Midwest. We are committed to education, so we invest in our children and in our schools. And our commitment doesn’t end with high school. We have leading-edge research universities too.

YOU SHOULD PLAY AS HARD AS YOU WORK.
With more than 1,000 miles of untouched shoreline and trails that span hundreds of miles, we live where most people dream of vacationing. A kayak lunch or afternoon mountain bike is right outside any door.

220” OF SNOW IS NOT NEARLY ENOUGH.
The ruggedness, remoteness and snow are as extreme as the people who live here. We crave adventure and fresh air — they feed our innovation.

OUR COMMUNITY IS EXTENDED FAMILY. OUR NEIGHBORHOODS ARE SAFE.
Innovation Shore is one of America’s last true traditional small and safe towns. We live where neighbors help each other out with no expectations.

Community is family. Crime rates are one of the lowest in the country.

STEM Talent

Innovation Shore provides STEM companies with talent, research and an opportunity to grow.

STEM businesses are more in demand than ever before. From cleaner snowmobiles to satellite technology, we’re leading innovations that are already changing the world.

Four universities, all of which offer STEM degrees, act as a feeder system for some of America’s most in-demand talent. Companies often leverage student talent on projects.

Upper Peninsula companies have direct access to Michigan Tech — one of the nation’s leading research universities — and its professors, labs, students and programs.

Michigan Tech and our business community is leveraging over $150 million to grow their capacity to design, develop and deliver human-centered innovations. This investment will spur new jobs, spin off companies and develop talent.