Schoolcraft County Economic Development Corporation representatives are welcoming new businesses to the area with a recently implemented "First Dollar" program. Pictured from left to right are EDC Board Chairperson Don Erickson, State Farm Agent Anthony Autore, and EDC Executive Director Alan Barr. Autore is a Lake Superior State University graduate and has been with State Farm for three years. He recently opened offices in both Munising and Manistique. Anthony is a father of two, is planning to marry this summer, and enjoys the outdoors. "I was born in the U.P. and will stay in the U.P. I'm looking forward to giving back to the great small towns of Munising and Manistique, especially the kids, because I know what it's like to grow up in towns like these, and I want to make a difference," he stated.