Putting Federal Dollars to Work in the Upper Peninsula

A Conversation with Federal Agencies | july 18 & 19, 2024

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rural community needs

Billions of dollars are available for rural community needs, infrastructure, good jobs, and clean energy.

bringing federal agencies home

This convening brings federal agencies to Sault Ste. Marie, MI to hear from locals & identify where resources should be deployed.

How do we improve our communities with these opportunities?

July 18 and 19, 2024

2186 Shunk Rd, Sault Ste. Marie, MI

Learn from Communities

Communities in the UP are addressing community needs by leveraging federal dollars—together, we will learn and share what’s working and what must work better.

Meet with Federal Agencies

Participate in a dialogue between local leaders and the relevant federal agency officials who are experts on key federal investment opportunities available to the UP.

Focus on Good Jobs

Ensure that money from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, the Inflation Reduction Act and CHIPS and Science Act create good jobs that are beneficial to local people and our economy here in the UP.



Public Town Hall

Local folks, business owners, and elected reps sharing successes, challenges, and opportunities that can shape the future of energy in Utah.


Lifting Up Federal Funding Successes

Attendees sharing examples of how federal funding is strengthening rural Utah’s local economies and delivering benefits to communities.

Invite-Only Stakeholder Meeting

Representatives from federal, regional, and state agencies and local stakeholders will strategize on how to ensure federal dollars help create good jobs, promote local hiring, and meet community needs.

For more information

Paul Getsos | Director | UTST


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