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Posted on January 28th, 2021

MAMA Selects Chippewa County for New Command and Control Center

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

                                                                         

MAMA Selects Chippewa County for New Command and Control Center

Upper Peninsula Community Is Third and Final Site In Michigan Launch Initiative

 

Sterling Heights, Michigan, January 28, 2021 – The Michigan Aerospace Manufacturers Association, or MAMA, today announced the selection of Chippewa County in the state’s Upper Peninsula as the site of its new command and control center.

 

Chippewa was among four communities across the state considered for the command and control center. Site selection – co-led by spaceport consultants BRPH and Kimley-Horn – was based on many factors, including community support, constructability, existing communication infrastructure and established workforce and aerospace industry.

 

Chippewa was chosen as the third and final site in the Michigan Launch Initiative, a public-private partnership organized by MAMA that is expected to bring an estimated 40,000 new jobs and solidify the state’s place as a premier commercial aerospace destination. The new command and control center will enable the MLI to interface with the …


Posted on January 20th, 2021

Chippewa County EDC Receives Economic Development Administration Grant for $3.4 Million to Support Manufacturing Growth in Chippewa County

For Immediate Release: Jan. 20, 2021

 

Kincheloe, MI – Chippewa County EDC Receives Economic Development Administration Grant for $3.4 Million to Support Manufacturing Growth in Chippewa County

 

 

On Jan. 19th, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross announced that the Department’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding a $3.4 million grant to the Chippewa County Economic Development Corporation, Kincheloe, Michigan, to build a manufacturing facility at the Chippewa County Air/Industrial Park and expand an existing railroad spur to serve the facility. The EDA grant will be matched with $842,310 in local funds.  The funds will support the construction of a new 20,0000 square foot facility that will be served by rail.  This facility will be another key asset for its Air and Industrial Park to allow for expansion, attract new firms, and generate jobs.  “These grants are highly competitive and a key tool to assist the EDC in positioning itself for growth and expansion”, stated EDC President Chris Olson.  “This project will also directly tie into the recently competed efforts between the City of Sault Ste. Marie EDC and the Chippewa County EDC on the expansion of the existing Foreign Trade Zone, to encompass all of Chippewa County”. …


Posted on January 14th, 2021

Michigan Small Business Survival Grant Program to provide $55 million in grants for COVID-19 relief efforts

  • Michigan Strategic Fund authorizes relief programs to support small businesses impacted by COVID-19 and recent public health orders
  • Application will open January 19 at 9 a.m. EST at www.michiganbusiness.org/survival
  • Small Business Survival grants will be administered by 15 Economic Development Organizations covering all 83 counties
  • All applications received will be considered by EDOs in the review process
  • $3.5 million Michigan Stages Survival Grant program also approved to offer relief to live music and event venues statewide

 


L
ANSING, Mich. – The Michigan Strategic Fund today approved two grant programs – the Michigan Small Business Survival Grants and the Michigan Stages Survival Grants – totaling $58.5 million in relief to help meet the urgent needs of small businesses and live event venues impacted by the COVID-19 virus, the Michigan Economic Development Corporation announced.

The State of Michigan appropriated the funds through SB 748, signed into law by Governor Gretchen Whitmer on Dec. 29, to implement the programs to support Michigan’s small businesses that have been especially impacted as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

“From the beginning, my administration has been deeply committed to providing some crucial support to Michigan’s small businesses that have been hit hard by the …


Posted on January 13th, 2021

Employee Assistance Grants –

The Employee Assistance Grants were made available by Senate Bill 748, and are designed to provide support to employees impacted by the MDHHS Gathering and Face Mask Order that took effect on November 18, 2020. The Michigan Restaurant & Lodging Association Educational Foundation is administering this grant program.

 
The application period will open on January 15, 2021 at 9:00 a.m. and will be available until January 25, 2021 at 5:00 p.m. The grants are not first come, first serve and the application will be open for submissions for the entirety of that 10-day period. Please take the time to ensure your application is complete and correct.
 
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Posted on December 10th, 2020

Pure Michigan Small Business Relief Initiative – Small Business Application

In collaboration with the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC), the Michigan Municipal
League Foundation will serve as the Grant Administrator for the Initiative. Final application approval and
funding disbursement will be by and through the Grant Administrator.

Application Instructions for the Pure Michigan Small Business Relief Initiative (PMSBRI)
Before you begin your application please be aware that you will not be able to save your application and
return to it later.

PHYSICAL COPIES OF THIS APPLICATION WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.

If you have any questions, please contact the MEDC Service Center at (888) 522-0103 (select menu
option 1). Hours are 8am-5pm Mon. – Fri. and closed for lunch 12-1pm. During lunch hours, callers may
leave voicemail. You can also send an email to medceconomic@michigan.org.

The application contains seven sections:
• Business Information
• Business Contact Information
• Business Operations
• Use of Funds
• Eligibility Requirements
• National Objective Qualification
• Application Certification & Submission

The questions that will be on the application are listed below. The application will open at 9:00 am EST
on Tuesday, December 15, 2020. The application will be available at: web link
Grants will be awarded up to $15,000 and the business will identify their …


Posted on November 23rd, 2020

MAMA Plans January Site Announcement for New Command and Control Center

 

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 …


Posted on November 5th, 2020

Kincheloe, MI – Chippewa County EDC Receives $75,000 MEDC Site Readiness Grant

November 5, 2020 – For Immediate Release

            Kincheloe, MI – Chippewa County EDC Receives $75,000 MEDC Site Readiness Grant

Chippewa County Economic Development Corporation (CCEDC) was recently awarded a $75,000 site readiness grant from the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC).  CCEDC was one of ten industrial sites selected throughout the state to receive this award through the competitive Michigan Build Ready Sites program, the targeted grant program of the Site Readiness Improvement program, the grants are aimed at boosting Michigan’s inventory of available properties ready to compete for business attraction projects.  This grant will be utilized for Chippewa County EDC’s Building 430 project, particularly used for a necessary roof replacement.

 

“These site-ready projects underscore Michigan’s continued commitment to working with our local partners and communities to foster business growth and developing our inventory of shovel ready sites across the state,” said MEDC Chief Business Development Officer and Executive Vice President Josh Hundt. “With the innovative projects our partners have brought forth, we are positioning the state to grow a more resilient economy that will have meaningful impact on our business attraction efforts, and ultimately bring good jobs for Michiganders.”

 

“We are very thankful and pleased that the …


Posted on November 3rd, 2020

PRESS RELEASE – CHAMP Team Announcement

 

Space Industry Dream Team joins forces to bring Space Orbital Management Expertise to Michigan’s Eastern Upper Peninsula

Oakman Aerospace and Chippewa County Economic Development Corporation lead a team of industry experts in proposal to Michigan Aerospace Manufacturers Association for a Command and Control Center to be developed at Chippewa County International Airport

 

KINROSS, MI – November 2, 2020 An outpouring of community support accompanies the announcement that Chippewa County Economic Development Corporation (CCEDC) and Oakman Aerospace, Inc. (OAI) have gathered a team of industry experts to lead Michigan’s race to space. The team responded to Michigan Aerospace Manufacturers Association’s (MAMA) command and control center (C3) site selection search with overwhelming community support for C3 development at Chippewa County International Airport (CIU). While this site would make Kinross an integral part of MAMA’s Michigan Launch Initiative (MLI), there are still a few locations in the running for MAMA’s consideration. What sets the CIU site apart from the competition is the significant early public and private investment in OAI’s Homestead antenna pathfinder/risk reduction efforts, a strong team composition consisting of nationally and internationally recognized subject matter expert (SME) organizations and individuals, and most importantly, community support through local/regional government …


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