Economic Development


Visitors will discover that Wakefield Township is proud of its long standing tradition of providing excellent services for its residents and businesses. You will find our services to be outstanding in comparison to many parts of the country, while still enjoying one of the lowest tax rates in the nation. We are excited about the opportunities that we can provide to potential businesses, which include an industrial park with vacant land available. The Industrial Park is located just off County Road 519 and Planter Road. Two vacant 1.5 acre lots are available. If you need more property Gogebic County Forestry owns an entire section of property which may be available for additional purchase or lease. The property is served by well and septic with a creek nearby for high volume water users. Internet, natural gas, high capacity electrical service, and access by an all season road make this a very attractive place to locate your business.

Currently there are two businesses occupying the park, a global mold maker, Extreme Tool and Engineering, and a metal recycling business and a log yard, Western U.P. Recycling and Verso Paper. Both businesses have been expanding their businesses and hiring new workers. Their links are listed below.
The other businesses listed, are some of the various businesses located around the township. If you are interested please contact Supervisor, Mandy Lake.


Mandy Lake – Wakefield Township Supervisor and Economic Developer 906-364-0669

Northern Initiatives  Provides businesses with technical assistance, business consulting services and commercial lending. (906)-228-5571

Michigan Economic Development Corporation State of Michigan Department which provides consulting services and outlines programs available to grow or start new businesses 1.877.766.1779


Businesses in Wakefield Township

G.A. Dalbeck Logging  (906)364-3300

Silver Creek Excavating and Trucking (906)-364-1063

Extreme Tool and Engineering (906)229-9100

Snowriver Mountain Resort (906)229-5181

Indianhead Valley Condos  800-562-2010

Floral Gardens  (906) 229-5460

Schneck Builders Inc.  (906)364-6321

Bingo’s Motel and Bar (906)229-5212

Crockett’s Chainsaw Critters (906)224-1107

Western UP Recycling Center (906)229-5150

Gogebic Range Net  (906)842-3394

Lakes Flower Cabin 162 N. County 519, (906)364-0669

Northland Basement Systems (906)224-1229

Shelley Nordine Accounting (906)364-3812