COMMUNITIES AND INSTITUTIONS

 

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Clare County

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City of Clare 
Clare is the region’s second largest city and a wonderful community. Clare is an ideal location for family living and boasts such amenities as bountiful hunting, fishing, and wildlife adventures. Clare has close proximity to over 150 lakes, exciting ski facilities, pleasant subdivisions, an excellent school system and 1G Broadband service. Clare also is home to an annual Irish Festival, a growing Amish population, a downtown comprised of unique shops, a historic landmark hotel and the ever popular Cops and Doughnuts Bakery.

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Clare Area Chamber of Commerce Clare County Convention and Visitors Bureau  Clare County is an ideal location for families to visit and boasts such amenities as over 50,000 acres of State Forests, 300 miles of rivers, 28 miles of snowmobile trails and over 20 public access lakes. Hunting, fishing, snowmobiling and hiking are just a few ways to enjoy the great outdoors in Clare County. Snow Snake Ski and Golf Resort has 43 acres with six lifts serving 10 runs and a snow tubing park. Recent additions to Snow Snake include the Zip Line Tours and the Rocks and Valleys Off-Road Park. The City of Clare is home to an annual Irish Festival, a growing Amish population, a downtown comprised of unique shops, the Doherty, a historic landmark hotel and the ever popular Cops and Doughnuts Bakery. Plus the City of Clare is already wired for 1G Broadband service!

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City of Harrison
The City of Harrison is the Clare County seat and home to Mid Michigan Community College. The City of Harrison was selected in the fall of 2015 as the only city in our eight county Region to receive the “Rising Tide” designation from the State of Michigan to recognize the city’s ongoing dedication to improving their community. Harrison is known for its outdoor activities including camping, golfing, skiing, snowmobiling and unlimited water-related activities. It is a recreational paradise for both seasonal visitors and residents.

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Hayes Township 
Hayes Township is located in central Clare County and surrounds the City of Harrison. The township is linked to Harrison in terms of services, employment, recreation and entertainment. Major transportation arteries, such as the US 127 Expressway, pass through Hayes Township providing connections to surrounding communities and the rest of the state. Because of the significant natural resources such as heavy woodlands and many small lakes and bodies of water, Hayes Township has become a popular destination for tourists and recreation enthusiasts.

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Mid Michigan Community College
Mid Michigan Community College is a public community college founded in 1965, with full service locations and technical education centers  in Harrison and Mt. Pleasant. The College offers one and two-year certificates and associate degrees in transfer, occupational, tech and trade, and health science programs. MMCC prides itself on offering an affordable education that prepares students for a career or transfer to a university.

Mid Michigan Community College Workforce Training 
MMCC offers a wide variety of technical training programs that benefit to the middle Michigan business community. The locations in Mt. Pleasant and Harrison provide students with hands-on technical training, certification, internship opportunities, and skills development. Training programs are developed in conjunction with industry partners and include industrial trades, CAD, welding, CNC, plastics and more. Customized training is also available to meet specific business needs.

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Village of Farwell 
Established in 1870 along the Pere Marquette Railroad line, the Village of Farwell still retains its small town atmosphere. Farwell is supported by small businesses and several manufacturing firms and plays a role in local tourism due to its proximity to lakes and skiing.

Farwell Area Chamber of Commerce

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Central Michigan University
Central Michigan University (CMU) is an academic community committed to the pursuit of knowledge, wisdom, discovery and creativity. CMU provides student-centered education and fosters personal and intellectual growth to prepare students for productive careers, meaningful lives and responsible citizenship in a global society. CMU adheres to the core values of integrity, respect, compassion, inclusiveness, social responsibility, excellence and innovation. Please see CMU’s Strategic Plan at: https://www.cmich.edu/about/Strategic_Planning/Pages/default.aspx.

Central Michigan University Career Services
Career Services at Central Michigan University has a variety of programs to connect talent to employers and students to jobs. Connect with them to keep informed about career-related trends, recent employment and internship opportunities and professional development opportunities.

CMU College of Business Administration
Central Michigan University’s College of Business Administration is a premier business college serving more than 2,300 students. The college offers an innovative, high quality, business-connected degree programs through the School of Accounting and the Departments of Business Information Systems, Economics, Finance and Law, Management, and Marketing and Hospitality Services Administration. The college recently added a $210,000 Bloomberg Trading Lab which allows students to monitor and analyze real-time financial market data and practice making trades on an electronic trading platform like those used on Wall Street. The historic Grawn Hall, home to the College of Business Administration, will soon be getting a $10.8 million renovation and expansion. Improvements will include a 6,600-square-foot, two-story addition on its west side and major enhancements to leading programs such as sales, logistics, entrepreneurship, and information systems.

CMU College of Medicine 
The College of Medicine was established to address a growing shortage of physicians that will increase to 6,000 doctors statewide by 2020. The college’s mission is one of providing access to improved health care and increasing the supply of general practice physicians in medically underserved areas with a particular focus on training future doctors who will practice in central and northern Michigan. College of Medicine students spend their first two years of study on CMU’s main campus in a state-of-the-art 60,000-square-foot-facillty. A $25 million, 46,000-square-foot College of Medicine educational facility recently opened in Saginaw to educate third-and fourth-year medical students and residents. The students also are placed with a variety of health care provides across the state. Now in its third year, 85% of the students are from Michigan.

CMU School of Engineering and Technology
Central Michigan University’s School of Engineering and Technology offers six 4-year Bachelor of Science degrees: Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Industrial Engineering Technology, Mechanical Engineering Technology and Product Design Engineering Technology. They also offer a thesis-based graduate degree: Masters of Science in Engineering. The School’s faculty conduct research in bio-engineering, including biomaterials, biomechanics and biofluids, robotics and automation, micro-fabrication of devices, virtual reality system development, high-performance computing, numerical electromagnetics, haptics, vibrations and advanced materials characterization. Job placement rates are well above 90% with the vast majority of graduates choosing to start their careers in the State of Michigan.

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Central Michigan University Research Corporation 
CMURC is a nonprofit business incubator focused on advancing economic development in the community by leveraging the resources of Central Michigan University, the Mount Pleasant SmartZone, and the Michigan Economic Development Corporation’s 21st Century Jobs Trust Fund. Local, regional, and statewide partners assist to accelerate the success of entrepreneurs, growing businesses, and jobs. CMURC is a single source of contact providing physical space and essential business services. CMURC encourages interaction and partnerships, which accelerates emerging organizations to develop their ideas and bring them to market quickly.

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Chippewa Township
Chippewa Township is located to the east of Mt. Pleasant and Union Township and is home to a significant portion of the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Reservation. Like Union Township, Chippewa Township was the historic winter home of the Chippewa Indian Tribe. Today, the Saginaw Chippewa Tribe hosts major tourist attractions in Chippewa Township such as the Soaring Eagle Casino, the Soaring Eagle Waterpark and Hotel and the Ziibiwing Center, which celebrates the culture, diversity and spirit of the tribe. Alembic, a small mostly historical locale, is located in the center of the township. Chippewa Township also is home to Commercial Park East which is located right across from the Soaring Eagle Casino.

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City of Mt. Pleasant  
Mt. Pleasant is the largest city in the region where you will find several championship golf courses, a premier casino resort, museums and wildlife exploration, all in the greater Mt. Pleasant area. There are plenty of specialty retail shops and wonderful restaurants that include local family diners, ethnic fare and fine dining with regional flair. Mt. Pleasant plays host to countless cultural and theatrical events, as well as Central Michigan University NCAA Division I athletics. Plus the City of Mt. Pleasant is already wired for 1G Broadband service!

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Mt. Pleasant Convention and Visitors Bureau
Mt. Pleasant is the largest city in the region where you will find several championship golf courses, a casino resort, museums and wildlife exploration, all in the greater Mt. Pleasant area. There are plenty of specialty retail shops and wonderful restaurants that include local family diners, ethnic fare and fine dining with regional flair. We also have indoor adventures at the Isabella County Events (ICE) Arena, Morey Courts Recreation Center, and the Soaring Eagle Casino. Mt. Pleasant plays host to countless cultural and theatrical events, as well as Central Michigan University NCAA Division I athletics. Plus the City of Mt. Pleasant is already wired for 1G Broadband service!

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Mid Michigan Community College
Mid Michigan Community College is a public community college founded in 1965, with full service locations and technical education centers  in Harrison and Mt. Pleasant. The College offers one and two-year certificates and associate degrees in transfer, occupational, tech and trade, and health science programs. MMCC prides itself on offering an affordable education that prepares students for a career or transfer to a university.

Mid Michigan Community College Workforce Training 
MMCC offers a wide variety of technical training programs that benefit to the middle Michigan business community. The locations in Mt. Pleasant and Harrison provide students with hands-on technical training, certification, internship opportunities, and skills development. Training programs are developed in conjunction with industry partners and include industrial trades, CAD, welding, CNC, plastics and more. Customized training is also available to meet specific business needs.

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Charter Township of Union
The Charter Township of Union traces its history and its name to the Civil War. A month before the first shots of war rang out at Fort Sumter, the original Board of Supervisors formally established Union Township on March 9, 1861. Once a beautiful pine and hardwood forest and the historic winter home of the Chippewa Indian Tribe, Union Township became the center of lumbering, commerce and a fledgling oil industry in Michigan. Mount Pleasant, which is located in the center of the township, was designated the county seat in 1860 just a year after Isabella County was established in 1859. Union Township is home to Enterprise Park, a major area industrial park. In 2011, the Charter Township of Union celebrated its 150th year of existence.

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Village of Lake Isabella  
East of Mt. Pleasant is the picturesque Village of Lake Isabella. Lake Isabella is incorporated around a 1,100 acre all sports lake, has a championship golf course and a municipal airport.

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Village of Shepherd  
Known as, “The sweetest little town anywhere around,” Shepherd is located just south of Mt. Pleasant and is home to the annual Maple Syrup Festival. The community is a blend of agriculture and manufacturing, as well a community pride in its high school athletics and a strong belief in community volunteerism.

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Saginaw Chippewa Tribal College
The Saginaw Chippewa Tribal College is a public community college that provides educational opportunities reflecting “Anishinaabe” values. The college is committed to maintaining a nurturing environment which inspires all people to attain a higher level of personal and academic success.

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