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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
SMALL TOWN FEEL, BIG TOWN ENTERTAINMENT.
Just because we live in a “remote” area doesn’t mean we don’t have the means to shop, dine out, and enjoy live entertainment like everyone else. Boutiques, restaurants, salons, specialty stores, and entertainment venues are plentiful in both Houghton and Hancock downtowns.
• Visit Keweenaw
• Pure Michigan Keweenaw Peninsula
• Keweenaw Chamber of Commerce Events Calendar
City & Local Event Information
• City of Houghton Event Calendar
Colleges & Universities
• Finlandia University – Hancock, MI
• Michigan Technological University – Houghton, MI
• Gogebic Community College, Copper Country Center – Houghton, MI
Local Networking & Business Resources
• Keweenaw Young Professionals (KYP)
• Keweenaw Economic Development Association (KEDA)
• 1Q1 Quincy Coworking – Hancock, MI
• Small Business Development Center (SBDC), Upper Peninsula Region