Whitmer visits Ironwood on UP jobs tour

Several Ironwood businesses had a chance to show the governor how they’re creating jobs.

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer was in the city on Tuesday, the first day of her Upper Peninsula Jobs Tour. Her stops included Stormy Kromer, Jacquart Fabrics, and Cold Iron Brewing.

"I am always excited to get an opportunity to visit the Upper Peninsula and work closely with the extraordinary Yoopers that enrich our state’s culture and are helping us continue our economic jumpstart," Whitmer said in a news release.

On Wednesday, Whitmer was due to visit a business in Ontonagon and go on a walking tour of economic development and placemaking projects in Houghton. She also plans to attend a groundbreaking ceremony for a new manufacturing facility on Thursday.

In addition to the business tours, Whitmer is also visiting local elected officials and leaders from the forestry and defence manufacturing industries.

The governor is promoting her plan for allocating federal relief funding to invest in businesses, workers, and organizations.