MARQUETTE, Mich. (WLUC) - Invest UP has a new CEO. Marty Fittante has taken over the role as of the first of the year.
Invest UP is a privately-funded economic development group focused on reinvigorating the U.P.'s economy through business attraction and business development, and talent development, recruitment and retention.
Fittante says they want to focus on developing regionally.
"So, there are certainly other organizations in this space, and we want to partner with them so there are local economic development offices," Fittante said. "Invest's mission here is really to look regionally, under the notion that a rising tide raises all business, that's exactly what we want to do with a regional approach."
Previously Fittante served as Chief of Staff for former Michigan State Senator Tom Casperson. Invest UP launched in 2017.