Welcome to WUPPDR

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Looking for economic information about the Western Upper Peninsula? Click here for the 2011 Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS). Click here for the 2013 CEDS Annual Performance Report

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Since 1968 the staff of the Western Upper Peninsula Planning & Development Region office (WUPPDR) has been providing general planning support to the western six counties of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula through its many programs, projects and services.

While our programs are quite diverse, all support our mission: to foster stable and diversified economies in the Western Upper Peninsula. WUPPDR also serves as the regional clearinghouse for federally and state-funded programs. Through this role, WUPPDR enhances intergovernmental coordination and encourages opportunities for public comment on projects of regional significance.

This website is intended to familiarize you with our organization and the ways in which we serve our member units of government. We have posted many of our planning documents and a variety of program information.

Please explore our website and if you can’t find the information you need, please contact us at 906.482.7205 in the Houghton area or 800.562.7614 elsewhere. Additional contact information is available here. You can also follow us on Facebook and Twitter.