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Central Upper Peninsula Planning & Development Regional Commission

Serving central U.P. communities for over 50 years!

The mission of the Central Upper Peninsula Planning and Development (CUPPAD) Regional Commission is to foster cooperative analysis, planning and action for economic, social and physical development and conservation within the central Upper Peninsula. Our staff of dedicated planners, economic developers, and GIS professionals are passionate about the prosperity of our region. We understand the rigors of local governance and the disparity of resources. As your advocate, we can help your community prosper with sound planning practices, federal funding opportunities, technical assistance, and much more. For the most up to date information, please follow us on Facebook or sign up for our quarterly newsletter.

News & Updates

  • Cold Storage Food Grant Available
    The U.P. Food Exchange, in partnership with Upper Peninsula Food as Medicine Team, is excited to announce the opening of the second Cold […]
  • It’s All in the Tools Census Webinar Series
    The US Census Academy is holding an educational webinar series, “It’s All in the Tools”, to help regular people like you and me […]
  • City of Manistique Master Plan Update
    We are excited to be working with the City of Manistique on an updated Master Plan! An important part of updating any plan is community input and […]

Learn More About CUPPAD Services

Learn how we can help you and your community meet your long and short-term planning goals.

We work within the Regional Transportation Program, which provides technical assistance, rural planning, asset management, and public engagement.

A healthy community relies on local economic and educational opportunities. We strive to connect and facilitate relationships to make great things happen.

We will help you find and administer many different types of grant programs aimed at local government and community development.

Using Geographical Information Systems, virtually any kind of data can be placed on a digital map, then visualized, compared, measured, and analyzed.

THE CUPPAD REGION

Click the map below to pull up county-specific demographic information and resources.

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Central Upper Peninsula Planning and Development Regional Commission