SET Workshops

Stronger Economies Together (SET) Sessions

SET is a data driven economic development program that focuses on regional assets and trends. The sessions are facilitated by MSU Extension and USDA including data compiled by Purdue University. To learn more about the SET process please visit the Stronger Economies Together website.

In the last SET session, taking place on May 18th, participants gathered in Marquette and created SMART goals and objectives pertaining the three focus industry  clusters listed below.

  • Recreation/Arts/Entertainment/Visitor Services
  • Energy (Fossil and Renewables)
  • Agriculture, Food Processing and Technology


Central U.P. Stronger Economies Together (SET) Plan – 2017

Session Four Summary Draft


Meeting Materials:

Session Three:

Session 3 Summary

ABC’s of Planning Video

Community Capitals

Session Two:


Session 2 Summary

Shift Share Video Explanation

Paired Comparison Cluster Worksheet

Session #2 PowerPoint Presentation

Information to review per SET attendees request:

Michigan Creative Industries Report

Michigan Jobs Report: A Guide to Creating Advanced Energy Jobs

Clean Jobs Midwest


Session One:

Bubble Chart Website

Bubble Chart Video Explanation

Kick-Off Meeting Data:


Summary of initial workshops (Manistique, Escanaba, and Marquette)


Kick Off Meetings Summary