Wednesday, January 05, 2011

Keweenaw Economic Development Alliance Board members re-elected

HOUGHTON -- Bob Mark, Michigan Tech University School of Business and Economics, and Dave Olsson of the Marketing Department were re-elected to three-year terms on the Keweenaw Economic Development Alliance (KEDA) Board of Directors at the organization’s annual meeting in December 2010.

According to Phil Musser, KEDA Executive Director, "Both Bob Mark and Dave Olsson are experienced business people, are fully tuned in to the business community, and are absolutely committed to helping grow the Keweenaw regional economy. We are fortunate to have them on the Board."

Other KEDA Board members include: Jim Baker, Michigan Tech office of Technology and Economic Development; Brian Baccus, Peninsula Powder Coating; Brian Helminen, Designotype Printers; Chuck Nelson, Aspirus Keweenaw Hospital; Steve Palosaari, Superior National Bank; Glen Simula, GS Engineering; and Phil Musser, KEDA Executive Director.

KEDA is a private, non-profit, economic development organization that helps grow local companies and jobs in Keweenaw, Houghton and Baraga Counties by helping local entrepreneurs start up new companies, helping existing companies expand, and attracting companies to the Keweenaw. KEDA provides hands-on assistance including business plans, project feasibility, financing, professional development seminars and employee training, and other assistance. KEDA also initiates special projects that create opportunities for future economic growth.

For more information, contact Phil Musser at 906-482-6817 or via e-mail at

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