What We Do

Our Mission is to foster stable and diversified economies in the Western Upper Peninsula.

Following is a list of our current grants and technical assistance projects and the staff person responsible for each. Grants are external funding sources for specific projects or programs. Technical Assistance consists of project assistance (planning, mapping, demographic analysis, etc.) to local governments at their request on a fee-for-service basis.


Grant                                                             Staff
EDA Planning 2018-2020 Wuorenmaa
EDA L’Anse Industrial Park 2014-2019 Hyttinen
MDOT Regional Planning 2017-2018 Jones & Wuorenmaa
MDOT Asset Management 2017-2018 Rouser
MDOT Rural Task Force 2017-2018 Rouser
MEDC Programs Multiple
Regional Prosperity Initiative Multiple
Technical Assistance Project Staff
Houghton County GIS Rouser
Redevelopment Ready Communities Self Evaluations  Multiple
Baraga & Gogebic County Recreation Plans Wuorenmaa
L’Anse Village/Township Recreation Plan Wuorenmaa
Osceola Township Recreation Plan Jones & Barnett
Houghton & Keweenaw County Recreation Plans Pressley & Barnett
Ontonagon Village/Township Recreation Plan Assistance Barnett
Community Solar (DEED, MDARD, DOE) Barnett
Local Agency PASER Rouser
WUPEAP Energy Audits (USDA) Barnett
Quarterly Newsletter  Pressley
Federal Reviews                                                  Hyttinen

All members of the WUPPDR team contribute in multiple ways to each of the projects and grants for which WUPPDR is responsible.