- 10,547 Population
- 8.54 Square Miles
- 930 Businesses
A Fun Fact About
Alpena, home to the man who automated the concrete block making process and revolutionized the concrete materials industry, earned a spot in the 1994 Guinness Book of World Records for producing the world’s largest strawberry shortcake – measuring in at 45’ x 8’ and requiring in excess of 1,104 quarts of strawberries.
*NOTE: Our team is made up of representatives from what we call the Community Development Partners (CDP): the Chamber of Commerce including their economic development team (Target Alpena Economic Development Corporation), Convention & Visitors’ Bureau (CVB), and the Downtown Development Authority (DDA). Strongly collaborating with us in this effort - our local government and community-at-large. Our united goal is to live our brand, Sanctuary of the Great Lakes, continually. Each entity works independently toward the goal, all while remaining a part of the larger, focused team. As the largest community in a region full of valuable natural assets, Alpena takes the lead for Northeast Michigan.