Organization Continues to Lead Efforts to Position Michigan as
Premier Commercial Aerospace Destination, Highlights Four Priorities for 2021
Sterling Heights, Michigan, DATE – The Michigan Aerospace Manufacturers Association will announce the findings of its site-selection process for a new command and control center in January 2021.
The announcement is the third and final in a year-long selection process that identified Oscoda in February as the horizontal space launch site and Marquette in July as the vertical space launch site in Michigan. Nearly a dozen sites throughout the state have been considered for the command and control center. Collectively known as the Michigan Launch Initiative, these three sites will bring an estimated 40,000 new jobs while solidifying Michigan’s place as a premier commercial aerospace destination.
Site selection is based on many factors, including existing commercial and public infrastructure, geographic and terrestrial mapping, living standards and workforce development. The selection process has been led by spaceport consultants BRPH and Kimley-Horn. As development on all sites commences, MAMA will conduct extensive environmental studies and work with consultants to address community concerns.
“MAMA is honored to continue to lead space initiatives for the benefit of our state,” said Executive Director Gavin …