On Oct. 18, the Baraga County Economic Development Corp. hosted a kick-off event at the Baraga Lakeside Inn to celebrate its restart as an economic development corporation. The kick-off was complete with food, networking, as well as presentations from the BCEDC board of directors, county staff, and Amy Clickner, CEO of the Lake Superior Community Partnership. The Baraga County EDC was founded to support the start-up, retention, and expansion of businesses, create jobs, attract capital investments, strengthen the community, and improve the quality of life in Baraga County. At the kick-off event, presenters discussed challenges, opportunities, and strategies for achieving economic growth in Baraga County. “The event was very exciting, the diverse attendance and dialog participation is just another indicator of the collective strength in the community,” said Mark Massicotte, BCEDC board chairmain. “Many that attended were able to experience first-hand the importance of organizing efforts to focus on Baraga County. Now comes the opportunity for our community to better define the future with collaborative input and actions.” For additional information and investment opportunities, contact the Baraga County EDC at 906-524-6100, firstname.lastname@example.org, or by visiting www.baragacounty.org/edc.