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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

  • Ludington Street Design Open House
    Our Resilient Ludington Street design open house was a success! Not only did we get to share ideas with the community, but we got lots of valuable […]
  • Resilient Ludington Street
    As a recipient of the Michigan Municipal League‘s Bridge Builders Microgrants, we are hosting a special event! This Saturday, September 4th […]
  • Sage Building Under Contract
    Telkite Enterprises has released an official statement on the possible contract and sale of the Sage Building on Sawyer Air Force Base. The project […]

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.


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

Central Upper Peninsula Planning and Development Regional Commission